Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 30 Issue 01

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Volume 30, No. 1
Pages 108 - 109


Learning Science in a Post-Truth World

Simon Boxall | University of Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK

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Consider this: Mesodinium Rubrum (Myrionecta rubra), a red toxic algae (or marine ciliate), is widely recognized as a major issue in human health, and it is essential that these harmful algal blooms be eradicated over the next decade to avoid a major impact on bathers in US coastal waters. The key agent that makes the plankton red is FD&C Red 40 (US Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act), which has been proven by a number of researchers to accelerate the appearance of disease-​​resistant tumors and hyperactivity in children. …It’s true, really.


Boxall, S. 2017. Learning science in a post-truth world. Oceanography 30(1):108–109, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2017.105.


Boxall, S. 2017. Learning science in a post-truth world. Oceanography 30(1):108–109, https://doi.org/​10.5670/oceanog.2017.105.

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