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‘Greenwashing’: Does plant-based marketing mislead consumers about sustainability?

Joe Schwarcz | 
"Greenwashing” is the term used to describe the promotion of a product based on misleading claims of superiority to other ...

Anti-vaxxers don’t want safer vaccines, they want no vaccines

Jonathan Jarry | 
“I try to look and see where the evidence takes me.” Does this statement sound reasonable? If I told you ...
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Why your morning cup of coffee sends you running to the bathroom

Ada McVean | 
Coffee makes you poop. That's a fact, right? It must be, since you can buy t-shirts or mugs with that ...

Glyphosate to blame for COVID-19? Here’s how we know Bayer’s weedkiller didn’t cause the pandemic

Joe Schwarcz | 
An MIT computer scientist with no expertise in agriculture, chemistry, toxicology, or the biological sciences. And yet for some reason, ...
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Alkaline diet fraud: Dieters trying to alter their pH to lose weight are following a ‘completely nonsensical concept’

Joe Schwarcz | 
The premise of the "alkaline diet" is to alter the pH levels of your blood in order to facilitate weight ...
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Video: Prof Joe Schwarcz on why bugs may be coming to our dinner plates

Joe Schwarcz | 
Pretty soon there will be 9 billion people coming to dinner. That population boom is going to require an increase ...

Debunking marijuana myths: Monsanto has not created ‘GMO super weed’

Jonathan Jarry | 
Despite what some chronic users may claim, the cannabis plant is not mystical. Like any living species, its cells house ...

Roundup on trial: Everything you need to know about the glyphosate herbicide controversy

Joe Schwarcz | 
[A] California jury awarded two hundred and eighty nine million dollars .... to a former groundskeeper for a California school ...
Viewpoint: Pesticide soaked strawberries? Why you shouldn't pay attention to Environmental Working Group's 'fear-mongering'

Viewpoint: Pesticide soaked strawberries? Why you shouldn’t pay attention to Environmental Working Group’s ‘fear-mongering’

Joe Schwarcz | 
It’s springtime which means it is time for the Environmental Working Group (EWG) to send the media into a frenzy ...

Glyphosate traces found in wine: Should we be concerned?

Joe Schwarcz | 
Scarcely a day goes by without some scary story about glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide. ... Because of ...
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Viewpoint: Dissecting the Food Babe’s anti-‘natural flavors’ pseudoscience

Ada McVean | 
Our good friend the Food Babe has published an interesting piece of pseudoscience writing entitled ‘Are Natural Flavors Really That ...
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