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Fighting anti-science scaremongering, Upworthy-style

I'm looking for links to pithy and readily engaging videos and/or infographics that present positive, optimistic, even inspiring, pro-science perspectives on any topic or area of controversy in which otherwise intelligent, well-meaning people might find themselves unwittingly supporting unscientific, pseudo-scientific, anti-scientific or technophobic viewpoints -- e.g. defenses of GMOs, vaccines, and "conventional" medicine, and educating against the naturalism fallacy and scare-mongering against "artificial chemicals," and psychiatric medication, etc. [more inside]
posted by patnasty on Feb 5, 2014 - 9 answers

Headline: EU bans phthalates. OK, what else?

Where can I find a central hub of all the products and chemicals banned or being phased out by the European Union? Which particular countries are ahead of the EU? (e.g., banning even more instead of waiting for EU consensus, all in the interest of public health or due to inconclusive info about these kinds of products) Please provide links to detailed lists for those.
posted by mayurasana on Nov 27, 2012 - 3 answers

Self terminating seeds?

Daughter (grade 11) is researching self terminating seeds. Not "natural" hybrids, but actual technological termination. Please help her (and myself) find credible citations about this technology. [more inside]
posted by mrgroweler on Sep 19, 2011 - 7 answers

Critical thinking about food

What made you first think about how your food is produced? [more inside]
posted by parudox on Jan 23, 2009 - 40 answers

Environmentally friendly, people unfriendly?

Is the organic movement (and its related environmentally-friendly pals) putting pressure on low-income consumers? [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Apr 25, 2008 - 18 answers

Basic textbook for understanding GMO?

Is there a concise, up-to-date textbook on biotechnology and the techniques for genetic modification of plant varieties, which will give me enough knowledge to talk to an expert on the subject? [more inside]
posted by YouRebelScum on Jan 14, 2008 - 11 answers

Gigantic vegetables: threat or menace?

My partner staunchly affirms that very large vegetables and fruit from the supermarket are so big because they are GMOs. Can this be true, and is it anything to be afraid of? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Mar 14, 2007 - 37 answers

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