Author Archives: peicurmudgeon

Organic food consumption and the incidence of cancer

There are a number of reasons people support or grow food they call organic. One of the ones often articulated is the cancer causing chemicals that are in the food. However, this argument is dependent upon there actually being a … Continue reading

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The Conflicted Environmentalist

Theodor Seuss Geisel who wrote under the pen-name Dr. Suess, created many memorable characters including the environmental campaigner, The Lorax. The book has continued to influence the battle between environmentalists and commercial interests since its publication in 1971. But what … Continue reading

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Swedish voters elect uneducated politicians too.

We complain about our politicians who ignore science and legislate based upon nonsensical ideas. The Americans, British, and Australians have their share as well. Here’s an example from Sweden, where one Swedish MP launched an official government investigation into the … Continue reading

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A fight to the death

The Macedonian island of Golem Grad, also known as Snake Island was the site of a struggle between a juvenile female nose-horned viper (Vipera ammodytes) and a Megarian banded centipede (Scolopendra cingulata). This was a true battle to the death: at … Continue reading

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UFO? No it’s something better

Yesterday, an odd shape appeared in the sky over Leamington Spa near Warwick, England. Weather experts have been baffled by a black ring which appeared in the sky above Leamington Spa on Friday evening. Schoolgirl Georgina Heap was playing tennis … Continue reading

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Colorado takes a step forward in reproductive rights

The past 50 years or more have seen a constant struggle for reproductive rights for women. It has been a battle that has been constant with some progress made and attempts to remove those rights sometimes winning. Recently, it seems … Continue reading

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Homoeopaths are not Medical Experts – Post at Skeptic North

Bryce Wylde is a well known Canadian promoter of homoeopathy and other forms of Naturopathic medicine. However, despite how CBC legitimizes him and his unfounded beliefs, he is not a medical expert. On Skeptic North, I have re-posted an open … Continue reading

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Chemical Free and Organic

For people who never paid any attention in chemistry class, if indeed they ever attended any.   It’s all fucking chemicals, and organic has a real meaning, perhaps just not just the one you think.

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Eliminating certain foods can improve medical conditions – or not

It must be so easy being a naturopath writing a column in a newspaper. You are under no constrictions to source any material or provide useful medical advice. If only responses could be so easy. Important note, I am not … Continue reading

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Philippines make a move forward on Reproductive Rights – RC Church Displeased

The Philippines recently passed legislation to provide free contraception to poor Filipinos and, as you would expect, the Catholic Church fought it tooth and nail. Over 80% of Filipinos are members of the Roman Catholic Church, but that doesn’t stop overwhelming support … Continue reading

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