We have worked together on many different articles published in various outlets ranging from small personal blogs to large media outlets. These articles have been written by all the SciMoms or as subgroups. Much of our early writing focused on GMOs. However, the SciMoms project focuses primarily on risks (whether real or perceived) including health, environment, and food.
- Why the Documentary “Food Evolution” speaks to Science Moms
July 3rd, 2017. The SciMoms came together to write an article about how the movie “Food Evolution” reflects their perspectives on the safety of GMOs.
- GMOs: a scapegoat of the American food system
December 13th, 2016. In this follow-up piece, Kavin, Alison, and Layla clarify myths that surround GMOs and highlight how these crops are used as a scapegoat for various socio-economic challenges.
- We’re Scientists. We’re Moms. And We Avoid Non-GMO Products
November 4th, 2016. Anastasia, Layla, and Alison explain how a Non-GMO label does not tell you whether the item is healthier, better for the environment, or pesticide-free.
- Gerber Formula Goes Non-GMO, But Not Really
February 22nd, 2016. Kavin and Layla document how vitamins and minerals have disappeared from brands that seek Non-GMO certification.
- How Marketers Use Fear Of Chemicals For Profit: 3 Easy Steps
January 13th, 2016. Kavin and Alison outline how science is manipulated by certain brands to instill fear in parents and to sell their ware.
- Dear Christie Brinkley: We Aren’t Guinea Pigs
November 20th, 2015. Layla and Alison write an open letter to Christie Brinkley and outline the scientific evidence disputing the idea that GMOs harm bees and that GMOs are not tested.
Scientist and Advocate Moms to Celeb Moms: Weigh GMO Food with Facts Not Fear
August 19th, 2015. Kavin, Layla, Anastasia, Alison, and Jenny start #Moms4GMOs.
Select publications from individual Scimoms
- Glyphosate Vs. Caffeine: Acute and Chronic Toxicity Assessments Explained – Food and Farm Discussion Lab
- Credibility is our currency: conflicts of interest and research misconduct – Biofortified
- Scientists Are People – Skepchick
- Sunscreen Causes Cancer? What A Dangerous Lie. – Fitness Reloaded
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- I was determined to have a VBAC, but in the end, it didn’t matter – Washington Post
- Whole Foods Would Look a Lot Different If It Were Science-Based – New York Magazine
- “Stop telling me I’m poisoning my kids”: Food crusaders, sancti-mommies, and the rise of entitled eaters – Salon
- Could Labels Indicate GMOs Are a Good Thing? – Slate
- Why I Don’t Worry About Feeding My Family Organic Food – Parents
- Why Are We Still Debating GMOs? – The Outline
- Pruitt’s Policies Undermine My Faith in Our Food – Slate
- ‘Processed Food’ Gets An Unfair Bad Rap – New York Magazine
- The Strange American Obsession With Cold Milk – Thrillist
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- The Anti-GMO Movement Has A Social Justice Problem – Forbes
- Beware Of The ‘Food Babe Fallacy’ In Your Mac And Cheese – Forbes
- Postpartum OCD Is Real and We Need to Talk About It – SELF
- Are ‘Baby-Friendly’ Hospitals Worse for New Mothers? – SELF
- Food Stamp Users Should Be Able to Shop Online – Slate
- The Non-GMO Project Is Ruining My Shopping Experience – Forbes
- 3 Ways The Natural Parenting Movement Dehumanizes Women – Forbes
- The Anti-Vaccine And Anti-GMO Movements Are Inextricably Linked And Cause Preventable Suffering – Forbes
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- The Many Ways We Modify Our Food – an article outlining the different techniques that scientists use to introduce novel traits into crops
- Blame Disease Outbreaks on Vaccine Avoidance, Not Refugees – a look at the myth that refugees entering Europe and North America spread vaccine preventable diseases
- Natural GMOs: the Sweet Potato – an article outlining how the sweet potato had genes introduced “naturally” thousands of years ago
- Genetically Modified Dengue Fighters – a story about how my family has dealt with dengue fever and the engineered mosquito designed to prevent this disease
- I Got 99 Problems But a GMO Ain’t One – a list of different economic, political, and social issues that are wrongly attributed to GMOs, when the issues are much broader and deeper