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Coffee is going to throw anti-GMO crowd into a tizzy

With the recent announcement of the sequencing of the plant Coffea canephora¬†the Luddite segment of the food movement will face a real dilemma. Can you see how? Well, the DNA sequencing reveals the genes involved in caffeine production. And with … Continue reading

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Don’t eat chemicals!

I haven’t ridiculed popular nutrition/diet sources for a while so I guess it’s time. I’ll start with this one, as usual from one of the worst sources of woo, HuffPo’s Healthy Living section (why do I keep reading HuffPo, not … Continue reading

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HuffPo Nutrition Orthodoxy Censors Screwed Up

As you know I often rant about the sheer stupidity of many/most nutrition “advice” articles, usually on the simple grounds that they totally avoid facts and just spread some consensus, sorta-leftie nonsense (which embarrasses me as a card-carrying leftie). The … Continue reading

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Why isn’t this frankenfood generating outrage?

I saw an amusing article that a seed company has created a hybrid food, a crossbreed between kale and brussel sprouts they’re calling Kalettes. Now even though kale and brussel sprouts are already hybrids derived from a common ancestral plant … Continue reading

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My-my, the nutrition scolds are wrong again

I bet they’re saying, studies suck, let’s just stick with uninformed opinion. To wit: “Current evidence does not clearly support guidelines that encourage high consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids and low consumption of total saturated fats,” the study authors concluded. … Continue reading

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More on anti-GMO

A day after I wrote my post comparing anti-GMO and anti-eBook silliness a much more famous blogger wrote another post denouncing anti-GMO crowd and it’s interesting to read the comments. Now, for the most part, I agree with much of … Continue reading

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Evolutionary disadvantage of pessimism – 2

I’ve been thinking about this post for a while, definitely intensified by my recent brush (and then reprieve) from near-term death. I’m definitely gloomy about life (at least mine, but abstractly I think for most people) but my attitude is … Continue reading

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