Tag Archives: UKAS accreditation

Same as…

The bogus claims of some hairy Victorians are falling. The Telegraph‘s obituary of Dr Thomas Szasz, an opponent of the psychiatry movement, reminds us of his observation that, “When metaphor is mistaken for reality and is then used for social purposes, then … Continue reading

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Over-seasoned organically-correct pancake tossers

Why does Marco Pierre-White criticise chefs Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Jamie Oliver, calling them a ‘pair of over-seasoned organically-correct pancake tossers’? In part, it’s the large Stanford meta-analysis. Scientists: click through to the article and substitute “UKAS accredited” where you read “organic.” … Continue reading

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It says here…

The Daily Telegraph reports that the organic food scam is ending.  Middle class debt now exceeds middle class fear and consumers can no longer afford to pay the premium for organic certification.  The science says it does no good. UKAS accreditation … Continue reading

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Is the “confidence” accreditation delivers just relief of the nocebo effect?

The media creates a tumultuous ocean of poorly-interpreted information to keep you worrying and buying products.  Sometimes the expectation may be of health.  Or Harm.  Or sometimes just sex. In contrast, the quality cartel offers…”confidence.”  Remember, it can’t quantitate confidence.  Where the … Continue reading

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Judicial criticism of Forensic Science Service despite UKAS quality

The BBC reports dysfunctional delays in the delivery of forensic services despite (and partly because of) UKAS accreditation: “20 July 2011 Last updated at 15:45 Judge says NI criminal cases held up by forensic delays Criminal cases in Northern Ireland are being held up … Continue reading

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