In which I prove that the average person should care about taxonomic errors in news stories, using LOLcats and Einstein.
A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire. Amy Butler Greenfield. HarperCollins, 2005. Bug Rating: I was really excited to find this book in my library, since I’ve written quite […]
So much misinformation is being published right now about Cochineal, I thought a post that explains what it is, how it’s made, why it’s relatively harmless, and why I support labeling but oppose a ban, […]
Scientific American not only prints the CSPI press release almost verbatum, it adds extra taxonomic mistakes!
The “Well Blog” at the New York Times had a post today about insects in food–and made the same, common error that drives me crazy: getting the classification of the insect used to make Carmine, […]