The votes are in, and anti-GIF (genetically improved foods) greenies are the biggest losers in the latest Hawaiian election polls. Activists like the “Babes Against Biotech”—a silly name for a silly cause—have fought to ban so-called “GMOs” in the Aloha state county-by-county, claiming … Continue reading
Activists in Oregon want to mandate labels on all genetically improved foods (GIFs). Like their fellows in Washington and California in years past, they’ve managed to get an initiative on the ballot. But respected scientific bodies—like the American Medical Association, the Royal Society of London, and … Continue reading
We’ve noticed a rising tide of online activism against safe food ingredients, especially genetically improved foods (GIFs). You might recall the “Food Babe”—who peddles a, um, creative combination of pseudoscience and “food bimbo” sex appeal—to warn against the evils of microwaves and very seriously cautions that water feels sad when you … Continue reading
A new review funded by the U.K.-based organic farming group Sheepdrove Trust reported in the British Journal of Nutrition that organic crops are healthier than the non-organic variety. It’s a convenient finding for the Trust’s stable-mate, Sheepdrove Organic Farm, which will happily sell Britons any number of organic food … Continue reading
We frequently report on the anti-genetically improved foods (GIF) movement and the efforts by its activist base to confuse policymakers with manic ramblings and deceptive misinformation. So when people get the chance to sift through the incoherent rants of science denying loons (remember when the Center … Continue reading
Activists in Colorado and Oregon claim to have sufficient signatures to force votes on misguided warning labels for genetically improved foods (GIFs) in those states. While they claim overwhelming public support, evidence from votes in California and Washington suggests while … Continue reading
We frequently note that the crusade against genetically improved foods (GIFs), or GMOs, by activists requires activist groups to deny a scientific consensus that GIFs are no less safe than conventional foods. After all, if there’s no public health issue, … Continue reading
It’s not surprising that science deniers like the anti-genetically improved foods (GIF), or GMO, movement can hold some ridiculous views. We’ve been trawling the bowels of the internet for the crazier ramblings of the activists, so put on your tinfoil … Continue reading
You may remember a brouhaha that ensued over purported “research” by French anti-genetically improved food (GIF) “scientist” Gilles-Eric Seralini that claimed to show that GIFs caused cancer. The study methodology was awful, with numerous scientific authorities including the European Food … Continue reading

U.S. Senate Takes on Dr. Oz

(June 19th, 2014)
Mehmet Oz, once one of the nation’s top heart surgeons, has faced recent deserved criticism in his new role as daytime television host, promoter of unproven dietary supplements, and shill for “alternative” woo-medicine. This week, that criticism came from a … Continue reading