Science Education & Policy

Eisenhower Didn't Just Warn Us About The Military-Industrial Complex, He Worried About Government-Controlled Science Too

Since science is both corporate and political in the modern era (the private sector and government each fund about half of basic research in the U.S.), if you defend science you are implicitly defending corporations and engaging in politics. Whether you t ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 28 2019 - 11:50am

My Comment To EPA Recommending Tyrone Hayes Not Be Admitted To The FIFRA SAP

Comments opened on the recent EPA nominations to serve on the Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) established under section 25(d) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), since three member terms will expire during the next year. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 9 2019 - 10:48am

The Contentious House Hearing On Vaping

Opposing views on e-cigarettes, witnesses interrupting members of Congress and even a wink. A hearing Tuesday on the epidemic of respiratory injuries linked to vaping was one unusual show. Since the spring, hundreds of reports have surfaced about severe l ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 25 2019 - 7:00am

Agrobacterium: The Obama Adminiistrarion Did One Good Thing For Biotech That Trump Should Keep

President Donald Trump spent a great deal of his early days in the White House rolling back decisions made by his predecessor. That is the usual political stuff; President Barack Obama also did it to President George W. Bush. But there is one science polic ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 30 2019 - 11:19am

My Comment To FDA On 'Horizontal Approaches To Food Standards Of Identity Modernization'

In September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration held a public meeting to discuss FDA’s effort to modernize standards of identity as part the agency's Nutrition Innovation Strategy. In 2018, FDA declared its intent to modernize food standards of to ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 12 2019 - 5:10pm

Fact Checking Elizabeth Warren's $11 Trillion Out-Of-Pocket Health Spending Over 10 Years Claim

By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News. Promoting her much-discussed plan to create a single-payer “Medicare for All” health system, Sen. Elizabeth Warren emphasized a striking figure. “If we make no changes over the next 10 years, Americans will reach into ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 14 2019 - 10:37am

Dr. Gottlieb, Tell Private Label Brands Not To Cave In To Non-GMO Project Extortion

When Dr. Scott Gottlieb  was named as head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the pro-science community cheered. Gottlieb had both academic and private sector experience, he had been both doctor and patient, and he had been a Deputy at FDA in the p ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 18 2019 - 3:56pm

5 Things Schools Can Do To Promote News Literacy

When it comes to news literacy, schools often emphasize fact-checking and hoax-spotting. But as I argue in my new book, schools must go deeper with how they teach the subject if they want to help students thrive in a democratic society. As a new poll show ...

Article - The Conversation - Nov 23 2019 - 6:01am

3 Key Issues For Incoming FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, M.D.

With endorsements from five previous FDA Commissioners and a Republican Senate deciding his fate, Stephen Hahn, M.D., is certain to become the next Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He's qualified, but most FDA heads have been(1). ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 25 2019 - 11:31am

GMOs Don't Hurt Anyone, But Opposing Them Does

How do you demonize scientists who added 3 genes to the 30,000 in rice in order to stop vitamin A deficiencies in poor countries with rice-dominated diets? There are zero pitfalls to it yet an elaborate, well-funded marketing campaign has been leveled agai ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Dec 19 2019 - 6:21pm