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Simon Leufstedt

Penn & Teller call Bullshit on organics

In their latest episode Penn & Teller calls organic food "bullshit". But what they fail to mention is that their so called "expert", Alex Avery, is paid by the Hudson Institute. The Hudson Institute is an American conservative, religious and a pro-free market think tank (read: corporate lobbyists) which is funded by corporations such as Monsanto.

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Also, don't forget that Penn & Teller are members of the Cato Institute.

http://www.sourcewat...ller:_Bullshit!

http://www.sourcewat...=Cato_Institute

Simply put: Don't trust a magician!

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Read the Green Blog article: Penn & Teller claims organic food is “bullshit”, fails to mention that their expert is paid by Monsanto

But this is not the first time Penn and Teller's "Bullshit!" show receives criticism, and especially not when they cover environmental topics. In season one, aired 2003, Penn and Teller claims that the global warming crisis was created by "hysterical hippies and environmentalists". Their biased and misinformed global warming episode has since then been criticized and debunked. Logical Science has listed and debunked the claims Penn and Teller made in the episode:

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Recycling also helps prevent pollution. For example, recycling paper instead of making it from new material generates 74 percent less air pollution and uses 50 percent less water.

I've asked the question before if recycling actually causes pollution. Thanks for the answer.

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I've asked the question before if recycling actually causes pollution. Thanks for the answer.

I suspect that the answer is rather complex and may vary according to the materials in question and the area in which you live. But, whatever, whether recycling is better for the environment than not recycling, it's certainly not as energy-efficient as it could be (do you now you many empty pop bottles get shipped all the way to China?). And, as Simon mentioned paper, here's something else to chew on.

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