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PepsiCo Food Frontiers blog did not have to be a #SbFAIL

I’m still not sure that a PepsiCo blog could have been acceptably hosted anywhere here at ScienceBlogs. But had it been approached by seeking the professional expertise of bloggers and the tapping into community discussions that once existed at this network, we could have saved management from themselves.
You reap what you sow.

PepsiCo blog, Food Frontiers, is an affront to those who built the reputation of ScienceBlogs

Regardless of the content that will appear at the PepsiCo-sponsored blog, ScienceBlogs has just hammered many nails into the coffin of its reputation and made itself the topic of journalistic breach of ethics for the entire blogosphere and in J-school classroom discussions next semester. Idiotic, embarrassing, and disrespectful of the bloggers who have built ScienceBlogs readership over the last four-and-a-half years.

Overheard from a breast oncologist…

This is a spoof, right? Right???

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center takes legal action against Evolv water

Continued misuse of the M.D. Anderson name by bottled water multilevel-marketing companies draws legal action this week in US District Court. I found at least some of the data on the “testing” of their water on in vitro release of pro-inflammatory lipids from cultured cancer cells – guess what might happen if one puts cultured cells into water or 50/50 water and media?

Latisse®: Tell me more about my eyes

A very funny reader clues me in to the use of social media in pharmaceutical marketing. I know I’m not Brooke Shields but do my eyelashes really look that bad?

Lashing out at Latisse®

I never knew that Brooke Shields suffered from hypotrichosis.

M.D. Anderson name misused in Evolv nutraceutical water advertising

Put this on the label instead: “M. D. Anderson does not have any involvement with the company, the product is not produced by M. D. Anderson, and M. D. Anderson does not endorse the product or recommend its use.” – official statement of M.D. Anderson 9/9/09

Moving advert from Cancer Research UK

Although I’m American, much of my training and early independent career was influenced by British cancer researchers. At the time, their laboratories were supported by ICRF, the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. In 2002, ICRF merged with the Cancer Research Campaign to create Cancer Research UK (CRUK). I have several friends who work for Cancer Research […]

Just say “NO” to ScienceBlogs adverts

ScienceBlogs is not only solely responsible for the appearance content of these questionable adverts; they are going to have to answer to Daedalus who will be convulsing in the corner upon reading “NO2″ and “N.O.”

Sexy autism education PSA videos from Rethinking Autism: What would Prof Nisbet (and you) say about this framing?

Using sex appeal to frame a message combatting pseudoscience. What say you?


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