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We’ve chronicled the numerous sugar scares promoted by bureaucrats and activists. Armed with alarmist comparisons to poison and cocaine as well as unscientific claims that sugars in food and drinks are uniquely harmful, they seek to institute onerous taxes, bans, and … Continue reading
Bills mandating labeling on genetically improved foods (GIFs) moved forward recently in Massachusetts (H. 813) and California (S.B. 131). They are backed by organic activists such as MA Right to Know GMOs, the Organic Consumers Association, and the Environmental Working … Continue reading
We’ve extensively detailed how the scientific community is united in its support for genetically improved foods (GIFs), which are capable of reducing world hunger and malnutrition worldwide. Even some well-known environmentalists like Mark Lynas and recanted Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore … Continue reading
Is fat so bad for you? New research published in the journal “Annals of Internal Medicine” follows a string of other papers finding the hype about saturated fat may have been blown way out of proportion. But rather than learning from years of putting … Continue reading
The Daily Mail reports that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals—at least those lucky enough not to end up at its headquarters—is running a new ad campaign aimed at younger people. The ad uses text messaging images called “emojis” … Continue reading
Last week, the unscientific coalition that opposes safe genetically improved foods (GIFs) seemed to gain a much needed reputable ally in the Oprah-endorsed “America’s Doctor,” Dr. Mehmet Oz. Unfortunately, whether the issue is agricultural technology or non-scientific “woo” treatments, Dr. Oz … Continue reading
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
As Michelle Obama pushes for bigger nutrition labels on food, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) is working behind the scenes to set new nutritional recommendations due out this fall. Instead of proceeding objectively with their mandate to develop scientifically-based nutritional standards, … Continue reading
Americans have shown very little appetite for government control of our food choices. Despite the best efforts of Michael Bloomberg, Yale activists, and a host of nanny-state advocates, governments haven’t been able to really restrict Americans’ diet choices. When put to … Continue reading