The latest: ACSH Advisor Dr. C.S. Prakash receives the 2015 Borlaug CAST (Council for Agricultural Science and Technology) Communicator Award, blood DNA test could detect cancer tumors, and CSPC watchdog puts agency to task for shoddy science.
Former CPSC Commissioner Nord takes the Commission to task for shoddy science, apparently rendered in service to a pre-determined decision to regulate another safe and useful chemical right off the market. Continue reading →
Dr. Oz questions the safety of the non-browning GM apple- for absolutely no reason, supplements containing amphetamines pulled off the shelves at major retailer, and teen contraceptive use on the rise, but still not quite enough.
A supposedly scientific body in the EU has called for stringent restrictions and bans on neonicotinoid (“neonics”) pesticides, based on…who knows what? “Sustainability?” “Biodiversity?” Whatever: the evidence on bee colony effects didn’t work, so “let’s try these.” Continue reading →
Another critique of the recent misguided (at best) IARC evaluation of glyphosate agrees with our dissection of the numerous, ideologically-driven failures of science leading to their assessment that the widely-used herbicide is a likely carcinogen, ignoring new data. Continue reading →
Yawn. It’s that time of year again. Perhaps for the lack of anything better to do, Ken Cook and his Environmental Working Group (EWG) merry men (and women) are celebrating “World ‘Let’s Promote Ignorance’ Day,” thanks to their annual “Dirty Dozen” list. Continue reading →
The latest report on the toll of cancer over the last quarter-century, by the American Cancer Society and the CDC, shows that cancer death rates are way down, and new cancer cases (incidence) as well, contrary to the doom-sayers’ predictions. Continue reading →
A report from the Harvard School of Public Health is hitting the headlines hard today. The conclusion: Men who eat produce with pesticide residue have poorer sperm quality than those who don’t. Continue reading →
Catch the latest in health news: ACSH’s Dr. Josh Bloom and ACSH advisor Dr. David Seres both quoted in the NY state attorney general’s press release on dietary supplements, pregnancy while obese carries some dangerous risks like stillbirth, and polio is used to kill brain cancer in a small but … Continue reading →