You may already know that I'm the lab director at the Natural News Forensic Food Lab, where I conduct world-class atomic spectroscopy research on food contamination with toxic heavy metals. This research has already led to a mainstream TV appearance, two patents, and upcoming scientific papers.
Yet I'm struck by the widespread inability for many people to grasp fundamental scientific concepts such as the toxicity of mercury in foods and medicine.
Some people actually believe that toxic lead is magically transformed into non-toxic lead when it's found in a food. Many doctors similarly believe that toxic mercury is magically transformed into non-toxic mercury when it is injected into children in the form of medicine. (Yes, this belief is still rampant across modern medicine.)
I've also seen many writers and journalists completely confuse the difference between genetic engineering and selective breeding. This is a truly juvenile error that stems from a shocking lack of science literacy among our population.
Beware of corporate science, which is almost always quack "Tobacco" science
Much of the "science" we are told today is corporate-driven quack science based on profit motives, not actual scientific evidence. Pharmaceutical and biotech industries in particular hire doctors and scientists to spread junk science disinformation in precisely the same way the tobacco industry once hired doctors and scientists to talk about how great cigarettes were for your health!
The Journal of the American Medical Association, for example, used to run full-page ads for cigarettes: "More doctors smoke Camels!" (Click here to see ad image.)
When it comes to medications, pesticides, biotechnology, seeds and other high-profit topics, nearly 100% of the "science" has been utterly hijacked by corporate interests. They've even been able to suppress any intelligent science that counters their interests, such as the recent censorship of the Seralini study.
Improved science education among all Americans would help immunize the population against deceptive corporate quackery conducted in the name of "science."
There's also a lot of quack corporate journalism you'll find at sites like Forbes.com which function as corporate propaganda front groups. Improved science literacy among the population would help people understand when they are reading blatant propaganda vs. scientific fact.
That's why I am calling for improved science education across America. Our children need to be able to tell the difference between corporate propaganda and real science.
And come to think of it, so do many of our journalists!
In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.
With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource now featuring over 10 million scientific studies.