Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The New Yorker: A sCAM / Scientific Illiteracy At Whole Foods - Homeopathy

here, some interesting criticisms of Whole Foods in the New Yorker:

001. at nymag.com, which is the New Yorker Magazine online, Jenny Splitter reports in "Whole Foods Would Look a Lot Different If It Were Science-Based" (2017-05-17):

"I changed my mind about organic food after reading the research: It turns out organic isn’t more nutritious or even necessarily better for the planet. So I pretty much stopped shopping at Whole Foods altogether [...] I have a suggestion [...] why not revolutionize grocery shopping all over again? Only this time, the revolution should be powered by science and agronomy, and not misleading marketing [...like selling] unproven and ineffective homeopathic remedies."

hear, hear.  There's a link to the telegraph.co.uk article.

002. that article, as reported by Sarah Knapton and Richard Orange, is "EU Orders Britain's Organic Farmers to Treat Sick Animals with Homeopathy" (2015-04-24) wherein we're told:

"British organic farmers are being forced to treat their livestock with homeopathic remedies under European Commission rules branded ‘scientifically illiterate’ by vets [...] John Blackwell, President of the British Veterinary Association, said: 'we should always use medicines which have a strong science base and homeopathic remedies are not underpinned by any strong science' [...] 'we think it’s totally unacceptable from a scientific point of view because there’s no scientific basis for using homeopathy,' Ellef Blakstad, scientific director of the Norwegian Veterinary Association, adding that the move was 'scientifically illiterate' [...]"; 

again, way to go.
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