Hand with magnifying glass examining broccoli with GMO label
Health And Fitness

Food Science and Nutrition Myths: How Dangerous are GMOs?

December 1, 2017

Just about all the plants and animals that you think of as food have been extensively cultivated over centuries, or even thousands of years by human ingenuity. How much cultivation is required before food no longer considered natural? Is any amount okay? […]

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Health And Fitness

Food Science and Nutrition Myths: Is Natural Food Better for Us?

December 1, 2017

Often, the assurance that these things are true—that our food is safe, etcetera—is covered by calling something “natural,” as if being all natural automatically comes will these virtues. But, is that true and what does it really mean to be natural? And, should we avoid food that is not natural? […]

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Professor's Perspective

Increase In Supplement Poisonings

September 27, 2017

Increase In Supplement Poisonings. Current supplement regulations in the US (and many countries) are overtly anti-consumer and pro-industry, and are the direct result of aggressive industry lobbying and having powerful senators in their pocket. The rise in calls to poison control for supplements are just one manifestation of this situation. […]

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Debate and Law

Logic and Logical Fallacies

August 26, 2017

Are you guilty of using any of these logical fallacies? Learn more with Professor Steven Novella in Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking […]

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