GIESBRECHT: Why is the university pretending indigenous knowledge and science are the equivalent of our written knowledge base? Why are they allowing this farce to unfold?
CAMPBELL: Today’s food system is not perfect. That’s why we work to make it better through dozens of agricultural initiatives. But how we did it 50 years ago isn’t better
MACKAY: Skip the cleanses, alkaline diets and IV vitamin therapy; there’s no evidence they work and plenty of evidence they can be harmful
PRICE: The theory of different learning styles makes the mistake of moving obstacles out of the student’s way, rather than helping them overcome them
HOUSTON, SWEANOR: Consumer fears are too often misdirected toward new innovations rather than the known harms they might reduce
LUCIANI: A study from the University of Washington concluded that obesity drives sugar consumption – not the other way around
SHELLEY: Environmentalism claims that the fate of the Earth is in human hands, while likewise exhorting us to abandon our mastery and return to nature
DUVAL: We need broadly-applied ethical standards to protect the human subjects of research