Category Archives: Environment

How to Report a GM-Feed Study

Turns out Seralini’s paper isn’t the first long-term study of GM-feed on rats.  Another one was done and published in 2008.  Unfortunately, it’s in Japanese.  Here’s the abstract and data report.

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OpenEarth Anti-GM Paper

I really didn’t mean to get into the GM controversy.  I like the evolution controversy.  It’s fun.  The science is settled. The issue of genetically modified food and organisms isn’t quite as settled.  And there’s a huge movement, based on … Continue reading

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GM Corn Long Term Study – Again

I’ve had some requests for additional commentary on one of the major issues with this long term genetically modified food study. First of all, the study claims that GM food and Roundup ™ cause cancer and kill rats.  That’s wrong.  … Continue reading

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Research on Round-up Tolerant GM Maize

As promised, I contacted the lead author of the paper and got a copy of it. Honestly, after reading the abstract, I could see that this might be a good paper.  After reviewing the graphs (here), I had some concerns.  … Continue reading

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Anti-GM Food Proponents and Research

Here’s a video that a friend of mine linked to on youtube. It’s short, less than 3 minutes.  And more interestingly comments are disabled. There’s probably a very good reason that comments are disabled… Because the statements made in the … Continue reading

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The Candidates Did Respond… and it’s underwhelming

Both the Romney campaign and the Obama campaign have answered sciencedebate.org’s 14 questions. Just a cursory glance and it appears that they both punted on a lot of the questions.  Especially the education one.  We have a lot of unemployed … Continue reading

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Politicians Refuse to Tell Us Their Thoughts…

Sciencedebate.org is trying to get someone… anyone in the US congress to answer some questions.  But they are refusing. Sigh… so much for transparency in government. The sad part is the senators and reps on this list are the chairs … Continue reading

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The Nitrogen Cycle – For Aquarists

I’m going through my older files and pulling some things that I had written long ago and moving them to this blog.  This covers the Nitrogen Cycle and how it impacts an aquarium.  Enjoy. Nitrates, Nitrites and Ammonia are often … Continue reading

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A Totally New Way to Get Solar Power

Everyone knows that solar power is great.  No fuel, easy to install, scalable, etc. The problem is that it is not very efficient.  The absolute best production photovoltaic panel is less than 20% efficient.  That means that only about 20% … Continue reading

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Disposable Society

This bugs the heck out of me.  I consider myself to be pro-environment.  I recycle everything I can.  I turn all the lights off whenever the sun is shining.  My AC is set at 80 during the day and 78 … Continue reading

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