“Fakethrough!” New Report Shows How Easily Media Was Duped by Claims of GMO “Breakthroughs”

14 January 2014 — PRWatch    

GMOsDespite a full-court press defending the supposed benefits of genetically engineered “golden rice,” it has never entered production. According to Jonathan Latham of Independent Science News, the science media has utterly failed to report accurately on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) — on their failures and criticisms rather than just their potential successes. Continue reading

How the Big Papers Remember Ariel Sharon By Peter Hart

14 January 2014 — FAIR Blog

Reading the pieces in the Sunday editions of the New York Times and the Washington Post (3/12/14) about the death of  former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, one gets the sense that reporters were aware of some of Sharon’s bloodiest history–but mostly kept that out of their accounts of his life.

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State of Nature Spring 2013: fossil fuels / environment movement / energy policy / nukes / …

14 January 2014 — State of Nature

  • The Grisly Underside of Fossil Fuels

    “As recently as the 19th century, the grizzly race discovered fossil fuels and everything changed almost overnight. What followed was an explosion of the grizzly population, leaving little ecological room for the survival of other species – to say nothing of the environmental requirements for a complex organism like H. s. sapiens.” Continue reading