Henry I. Miller , M.D.
Henry I. Miller , M.D.
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The 'Future of Food' is Genetic Engineering!
Shoddy journalism boosts anti-biotechnology activism

April 18, 2019  •  Journal of Commercial Biotechnology

A Washington Post article, "The Future of Food," discussed the methods we use to breed food crops, but the piece suffered from "pseudo-balance" commonly seen these days in journalism: seeking out clueless commentators to contradict advocates of superior modern genetic modification techniques. We hate to break it to the author of the article (who holds a bachelor's degree in "magazine journalism, international relations and Spanish") but, in spite of what they teach you in journalism classes, not every issue has two sides and benefits from point-counterpoint.

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The Downward Spiral of Post-Secondary Education
The culprits are flawed curricula, rampant progressivism, and excessive student debt

April 15, 2019  •  American Greatness

Something is seriously rotten in our education establishment, especially in colleges and universities. The culprits are the evolution of the educational agenda, the cult of progressivism on campus, and the debt that students accumulate for an increasingly disappointing outcome.

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Why the Green New Deal Is Financially Lethal
The costs would kill many Americans today, with uncertain benefits far in the future

April 11, 2019  •  Real Clear Politics

Much attention has been paid to the extravagant goals of the Green New Deal, now endorsed by a large portion of the declared Democratic presidential hopefuls. Much of the reaction of non-candidates has fallen at one of two extremes: (1) it's aspirational but a starting point for serious discussion; or (2) much of it is ludicrous on its face. (Almost no one seems to think it's a serious proposal, except maybe a group of petulant schoolchildren who were rebuffed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein.) Largely ignored has been what the costs will be, how our society can pay for it, and its negative impacts on Americans' health and longevity.

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Why Can't We Ask the Hard Questions About Education?
We must find solutions to our mediocre -- or worse -- public education

April 3, 2019  •  American Greatness

Retired teacher Mary Hudson recently wrote a damning exposé based on her experiences in the New York City public school system. Hudson taught in three different public high schools and her observations from those years lead her to implicate the students and a "go along to get along" attitude among administrators for persistently poor educational performance.

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Monsanto, Roundup, and Cancer: Cutting Chemicals from Agriculture Is A Cost We Can't Afford
Agricultural chemicals are essential and extremely safe at real-world exposures

March 28, 2019  •  Newsweek

There has been intense attention focused on the safety of agricultural chemicals over the past year, following two successful lawsuits against the Monsanto Company (which merged with Bayer in 2018) that claimed the herbicide glyphosate (Roundup®) caused the plaintiffs' cancers. But jury verdicts are not the same as scientific conclusions, and the data and the judgements of experts worldwide lead to different conclusions from those of the jurors.

In January 2019, Health Canada was the most recent regulatory entity to weigh in on the safety of glyphosate, observing, "[n]o pesticide regulatory authority in the world currently considers glyphosate to be a cancer risk to humans at the levels at which humans are currently exposed."

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