I was reading a fascinating tale about this famous scientist who researches lectins, who was unjustly fired for doing an experiment finding intestinal damage from GMO potatoes. The consipiracy may have reached up to Monsanto and Bill Clinton!
Do you know any examples of fraudulent evidence for neolithic/modified foods, or shutting up those who research against such foods?
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on September 30, 2010
at 04:18 AM
There was that researcher who figured out that if you fed a lot of cholesterol to rabbits, they developed plaque buildup in their arteries. He said this was evidence that cholesterol/fat cause plaque buildup in humans. But he left out the obvious point that rabbits are herbivores and cannot properly digest cholesterol since it's not a natural part of their diet. Unlike in humans, high cholesterol intake in rabbits causes very high levels of blood cholesterol. Eventually, they get so sick they refuse to eat and die of starvation. Plus the plaque in the rabbits' arteries is different than the plaque that humans experience. Nevertheless, this flawed study became the early basis for the current lipid-heart hypothesis.
Edited to add: Plus there is all the info in the book "The China Study" which is supposed to be actual research but was thoroughl debunked here as a total unethical manipulation of data: http://rawfoodsos.com/2010/08/03/the-china-study-a-formal-analysis-and-response/
on September 29, 2010
at 08:19 PM
Here's one to start the ball rolling:
Obesity researcher Dr. Eric Poehlman got millions of dollars from the NIH to support his research connecting menopause to obesity and health problems. When some post-menopausal women improved without supplemental hormones, he fudged data and got in huge trouble:
on September 30, 2010
at 07:55 PM
I'll echo the China Study fraud with a link to Denise Minger's blog where she completely destroy's Campbell's evidence: http://rawfoodsos.com/the-china-study/
And Dr. Eades gets it straight from Campbell - his book was all correlative, based on only one chapter of the original China Study Project and he admits he went looking for evidence that would prove his theory, aka Confirmation Bias: http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/cancer/the-china-study-vs-the-china-study/
Minger also debunked the recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine that "showed" eating a vegetable based diet is healthier than a meat based diet: http://rawfoodsos.com/2010/09/08/brand-spankin-new-study-are-low-carb-meat-eaters-in-trouble/
You could always read "Good Calories, Bad Calories" for a whole host of scientific myths debunked.