David Steele, PhD

The Trouble With Dairy

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Cow’s milk is no health food, and for animals and the environment it’s just bad news By DAVID STEELE Last year, the Journal of the American Medical Association‘s pediatrics journal, JAMA Pediatrics, published an editorial…

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Science Under Harper

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With a mandate from less than 40 percent of Canadians, our government is destroying an invaluable national asset By DAVID STEELE It is hard to avoid the conclusion that Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government is…

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It Takes a Global Community

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The IPCC’s latest report warns that human civilization is at risk unless we come together to fight climate change. And it doesn’t have to be hard. By DAVID STEELE The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)…

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Corporate GMOs Must Go

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There is something to be said in favour of genetic engineering. As a molecular biologist, I am certain the development of this technology has profoundly improved our understanding of how life works. Medicine has been…

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Killer Palm Oil

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Behind the food industry’s go-to substitute for hydrogenated fats lies devastating social and environmental damage Insidiously it creeps, seemingly into most everything we buy. Vast swaths of rainforest are being razed to produce killer palm…

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Sushi is Wrecking the Planet

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Sushi is wrecking the planet. It may sound like hyperbole, but unfortunately it is not. While this popular repast is not alone in the endeavour, stated plainly, sushi is one of the most environmentally damaging…

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