By: Will Coggin Newspaper: St. Louis Post-Dispatch The $16 million settlement paid by the Humane Society of the United States and other animal-rights activists in a racketeering lawsuit should serve as a red flag to animal lovers and the public (“Animal-rights … Continue reading
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: Windsor Star Ontario’s food activists Saturday joined protesters around the world to “March Against Monsanto” and scare Ontarians about genetically improved foods, hoping legislators will mandate a special label on foods containing them. But what these … Continue reading
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: The Tampa Tribune As Memorial Day kicks off the summer grilling season, there are sure to be some unwelcome guests at your barbeque. Vocal animal-liberation and environmental activists will be nagging you to reflect upon National Vegetarian … Continue reading
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: Santa Fe New Mexican Recently, the latest in a series of one-sided exposé documentaries against food companies, Fed Up, opened in Santa Fe. The film boasts a star-studded cast to package its message: Sugar is a killer and … Continue reading
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: Newsday The New York State Legislature should avoid the mistake of voting to label genetically modified organisms. Scientists at organizations such as the American Medical Association, the Royal Society of London and the World Health Organization … Continue reading
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: New Haven Register This week, the latest in a series of one-sided exposé documentaries against food companies, “Fed Up,” opens in New Haven. The film boasts a star-studded cast to package its message: Sugar is a killer … Continue reading
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: Indianapolis Star  Before Indiana follows in Vermont’s misguided footsteps and mandates the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) consider this: Scientific consensus finds GMOs are safe, and the technology has promise to aid people all around the … Continue reading
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: The Hill  Recently, Vermont became the first state to mandate de facto warning labels on genetically improved foods (GIFs), also referred to as GMOs. There is no scientific reason to require any sort of special labeling … Continue reading

Safe foods

(April 23rd, 2014)
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: Chicago Tribune No credible studies find that genetically improved foods have any negative impact on human or animal health, contrary to the claims made by ideological, anti-agriculture activists. Scientific consensus, led by the National Academy of … Continue reading
We have been skeptical of classifying obesity as a disease since 2003, arguing that doing so would lead people to use less personal responsibility as they come to believe they’re helpless. This, in turn, could lead people to choose higher-calorie foods or even exercise less, ultimately leading to more … Continue reading