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
The Wall Street Journal reports that certain varieties of Cheerios breakfast cereal will be produced using ingredients not produced from genetically improved crops. Like the craze a few years ago to replace high-fructose corn syrup with sucrose sugar (credible evidence … Continue reading
Hippie-ish grocery chain (and $21.4 billion-dollar corporation) Whole Foods Market announced this week that it would no longer carry Chobani-brand yogurts, which are produced using milk produced by cows fed genetically improved feed crops. It’s a case of the retailer … Continue reading
Activists opposed to genetically improved foods (which they call genetically modified organisms or GMOs) have taken to the retraction of the only scientific study purporting to find any harm to human health about as well as could be expected. Like conspiracy … Continue reading
Last year, anti-biotechnology activists from France published a paper alleging that a strain of genetically improved corn led to cancer in rats. The publication, conveniently timed in advance of the vote on Proposition 37 that would have mandated scientifically unnecessary … Continue reading
A big story this Thanksgiving is the invasion of the political into every nook and cranny of American family life. National organizations promoting healthcare reform and gun control have distributed talking points to their supporters to make the potentially enjoyable … Continue reading
With a ballot initiative that would mandate scientifically irrelevant labels on foods produced using genetically improved crops heading to defeat in Washington State, activists and organic-industry fronts like the Environmental Working Group, the Center for Food Safety, and the Organic … Continue reading

CCF Fights Proposed Fats Ban

(November 11th, 2013)
With the Food and Drug Administration moving to declare partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats) unsafe, we’ve called out for calm and objected to this potentially devastating precedent. Our Senior Research Analyst told the Los Angeles Times: Government paternalism is frustrating, … Continue reading
We previewed ballot initiatives this week with an eye toward how they might change the politics of soda taxes and the scientifically pointless labeling of foods produced using biotechnology. Today, it looks like those politics did not change. Telluride, Colorado’s … Continue reading
It may not be a Presidential election year, but food activists’ demands on voters’ time and effort aren’t taking a year off. Fresh off three stinging defeats in California last year, activists have put their faith in Washington State and … Continue reading