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Society & Culture

The Danger Of GMOs: Is It All In Your Mind?
Society & Culture  (tags: GMOs, Public Perception, Public Fears, Fear Mongers, Scientific Consensus, Scientific Illiteracy, Risk Assessment, GMOs, Psychology )

Brian
- 5 days ago - npr.org
Despite scientific consensus on the safety of GMOs, public paranoia over enhanced crops reveals a serious lack of understanding how these crops are created.
Invisible Atheists: The Spread of Disbelief in the Arab World.
Society & Culture  (tags: Arabs, Atheists, Atheism, Secular, Islam, Apostacy Laws, Invisible Minority, Growing )

Brian
- 7 days ago - newrepublic.com
While Arab states downplay the atheists among their citizens, the West is culpable in its inability to even conceive of an Arab atheist.
Why Jewish Communities Welcome 7-Year-Old Transgender Kids
Society & Culture  (tags: LGBT, trans-gender, society, assimilation, suicide, Israel, human rights )

Barbara
- 6 days ago - timesofisrael.com
As society grows more accepting of trans community, doctors seek to save teensâEUR(TM) lives by helping them transition at increasingly early ages
Stop Women's Rights Defender From Going to Jail ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, rights, protection )

Cher
- 8 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Stand up for Azza and all women's rights defenders: call on the UK Foreign Secretary to demand that Egypt drops the case.
The Classic Blood Libel Against Jews Goes Mainstream in Iran
Society & Culture  (tags: Iran, anti-semitism, blood libel )

David
- 10 days ago - antisemitism.org.il
On April 18, the prominent Iranian website Alef published an article whose title roughly translates to "Who Are Human History's Most Bloodthirsty People?" The essay accuses Jews of killing non-Jews to use their blood for ritual purposes.
The Dr. Oz Truthers Who Think He's Saving Them From Monsanto's GMOs
Society & Culture  (tags: Mehmet Oz, Dr Oz, TV Personality, Celebrity, Truthers, Conspiracy Theorists, Anti-Science, Monsanto, GMOs, Columia University )

Brian
- 11 days ago - washingtonpost.com
For those who fear "chemicals" and "GMOs," TV personality Dr. Oz is far from a quack: The man is a hero. And now that other physicians have publicly called for Columbia University to cut ties with Oz, he's officially become a martyr.
Call for Action: It's Time to March Against the March Against Monsanto
Society & Culture  (tags: Take Action, March Against, March Against Monsanto, MAM Myths, Fear Mongering, Anti-Science, Biotechnology, Protest, Agriculture )

Brian
- 11 days ago - mamyths.org
We are starting a movement to combat misinformation and fear-mongering, and promote science-based information on agricultural biotechnology.
Belle Gibson: Famous Health Blogger Admits Lying About Cancer
Society & Culture  (tags: Belle Gibson, Blogger, Internet Celebrity, Health Advice, Organic, Non-GMO, Alternative Medicine, Deception, Fraud, Discredited )

Brian
- 10 days ago - news.asiaone.com
Todd Harper, the chief of local charity Cancer Council Victoria, urged patients to be wary of cure claims that sounded too good to be true. He added that patients should consult their doctor before trying alternative or complementary treatments, or diets.
New York Judge Rules Buses Must Carry 'Killing Jews' Ad
Society & Culture  (tags: NYC, anti-Semitism, MTA, hamasTV, jihad )

Barbara
- 11 days ago - israelnationalnews.com
Judge rejected claims by Metropolitan Transportation Authority that ads criticizing Muslim terrorism could 'incite violence.'
New Report Finds Strong Increase in Violent Anti-Semitic Incidents in Europe in 2014
Society & Culture  (tags: anti-Semitism, racism, Europe, abuse, activists, crime, culture, ethics, freedoms, human rights, law, murder, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, world )

Penny
- 14 days ago - worldjewishcongress.org
European Jewish Congress (EJC) President Moshe Kantor described the situation of European Jews as more dangerous and precarious than ever, following the release of the annual report on global anti-Semitic incidents by the Kantor Center for the Study
 
 
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