Wednesday Wanderings: GMO and Climate Change Study Flaws, Clean Eating, How Do Conspiracy Theories Spread, and Gin and Tonic Pickles

These are both hot-button issues, I know. For me, I am convinced climate change is real, and I am not entirely convinced that the full impact of GMOs is known yet, but I also think it is important to look at the other side with an open mind. Additionally, for those trying to make a point in the argument on either side, fudging data and gaming the results is not the way to convince anyone of your point:

Flaws in GMO and climate change studies

I found this article interesting, if a bit alarmist in spots. But it reinforces the long-standing belief of many health professionals: it’s not what you do or don’t eat, it’s not eliminating this or that from your diet completely, it’s not following the latest food fads. It’s varying your diet among all available foods, and eating in moderation:

“Clean” Eating

Here’s an interesting study on conspiracy theories and how and why they spread:

Conspiracy Theories

Here’s a lovely recipe for you: Gin and Tonic Pickles! (You can safely bet I am going to try this one as soon as cukes are in season!):

Gin and Tonic Pickles


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