"Las ConCiencias, the title of the conference, brings together the Spanish words for science and awareness. The moniker pinpoints the conference’s dual purpose. First, the Zapatistas convened the meeting to critically explore the ways in which science has historically been a social endeavor largely devoid of consciousness, a project in the service of capital, an endeavor that contributes to the marginalization of indigenous peoples throughout the world. Second, the conference is a space of dialogue to explore the counter-hegemonic potential of science; how can its power be harnessed to identify the cracks in the wall of capitalism, and expand upon them, leading to its dissolution and the resurgent sovereignty of indigenous peoples." ... See MoreSee Less
Heads up! This book review by Dr. Mary Mangan is a treasure trove of useful information about the myth-infused book Whitewash, by Carey Gillam. Omissions, falsehoods, and bias were rampant in this book. Mary's review is dense, thorough, and doused with snark. There were also some passages in the book about MAMyths, including a big fat lie that our grassroots movement was founded or funded by industry. Mary took her to task over that. The author's organization is already attacking Biology Fortified, Inc. on Twitter, so head on over and give them some love! ... See MoreSee Less
Hogwash! A review of Whitewash by Carey Gillam.
A Magnam Opus of a book review, by Mary Mangan, who took a deep dive with science, snark, and post-it notes to evaluate a very problematic book. How much so? Well, read the review! www.biofortified.org/2018/02/hogwash-review-whitewash-carey-gillam/
It's long, but we've got some handy bullet points at the top that you can use.
“Although we disagree with this tweet...it gives us an opportunity to explore a really interesting topic. What we now call 'queen' bees-the main female reproductive honeybees-were erroneously called 'kings' for nearly 2,000 years. Why? Let's explore the history of bees! t.co/bmqyC13sFl”
Hilarious yet serious conversations happening on Twitter about possible March Against Monsanto counter-protests, woo, counter-protest after parties and New Glarus beer. Ahh the life of a "shill" (tic.) BTW I'm @ksenapathy. and if anyone is near Madison, WI, this might very well be happening and you're welcome and encouraged to join.