Today would have been Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug’s 100th birthday. Never heard of him? Dr. Borlaug is widely credited with catalyzing humanity’s incredible progress against hunger in the 20th century – giving him the nickname “The Man Who Saved a … Continue reading
Opponents of genetically improved foods (GIFs) don’t have science on their side—a growing consensus (today the Crop Science Society of America joined the chorus) of scientific authorities finds GIFs safe. As a result, they’re left with some bizarre arguments that … Continue reading
The scientific community is united in its consensus regarding the safety of Genetically Improved Foods (GIFs). The premier scientific body in the U.S., the National Academy of Sciences, calls them safe, noting that after billions of meals served, “no adverse … Continue reading
Today, BusinessWeek reveals a concerning development in food policy in this activist age. Noting that activist groups (contrary to the provisional findings of the Food and Drug Administration, the government agency that reviews the safety of genetically improved animals, which … Continue reading
Recently, the $21.4 billion corporation Whole Foods Market sided with activists like Joseph Mercola (“winner” of multiple F.D.A. warning letters for questionable marketing of his “health” products) and announced that it would label genetically improved foods and stop selling certain … Continue reading
Last week, as we were warning national lawmakers to follow science over propaganda on the issue of genetically improved foods (GIFs), the Vermont State Senate advanced a “GMO labeling” bill that would require warning labels on GIFs. Scientific bodies have … Continue reading
With the activist-driven effort to “label GMOs” heading to the nation’s capital, we’re warning Congressional staff (and their bosses) to make decisions based on sound science, not activist fear-mongering. In today’s Roll Call—one of the newspapers about Capitol Hill, for … Continue reading
In his first inaugural address, President Obama vowed to “restore science to its rightful place.” One area in which the president has indisputably done just that is his administration’s approach to genetically improved foods: Obama’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) … Continue reading
We released a report this week showing that a number of prominent left-wing environmental groups cherry-pick scientific evidence by denying a scientific consensus on the safety of GMOs while affirming other scientific consensuses that support their agendas. Coincidentally (or not), … Continue reading
The New York Times, which serves as a frequent mouthpiece for organic food shill Michael Pollan and has anti-biotechnology activist Mark Bittman on its payroll, recently published an enlightening front-page article on the struggle one Hawaii public official had in … Continue reading