There’s been some speculation that Genetic ID and their client, the Genetically Engineered Food Alert (GEFA), timed the release of their “bomb shell” announcement about genetically improved Starlink corn finding…
Greenpeace UK president Peter Melchett has decided that since most of the English public is now terrified of genetically improved foods because of Greenpeace's activism, it is in his best interest to step down as Greenpeace president. Melchett is planning to capitalize on the fear he's created by selling the public organic foods from his farm.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals first campaigned against McDonald's animal welfare standards in its usual bombastic way. Then, as we told you several weeks ago, it targeted Burger King. Now the group is after Albertson's grocery chain and says it's looking for other victims. Who's next? ("PETA urges grocery chain to meet animal welfare standards," Associated Press, 10/25/00)
Anti-choice nannies continue to decry the supposed environmental dangers of genetically improved crops. We suggest they read projections by agricultural consultants Kline & Company, Inc., who, in their Biotech 2009 Business Analysis, suggest that biotechnology-based row crops will be responsible for a 13-million-lb.-a-year reduction in insecticides and a 45-million-lb. reduction in herbicide use.
The Center for the Science in the Public Interest has found a new type of restaurant food to disparage. This time, it's Greek food. CSPI already says you shouldn't eat most Chinese food, Mexican food, Italian food, and fast food. Now these food nannies say forget the Greek salad, moussaka, and gyros too. Where in the world can we get something to eat?
If you're going to be anywhere near Oakland, CA this Thursday, be sure to attend "Public Health vs. The Nanny State," a public forum sponsored by the Independent Institute. Featured at this event will be two renowned nanny-fighters: Jacob Sullum, senior editor for Reason Magazine, and Thomas J. DiLorenzo, professor of economics at Loyola College in Baltimore, MD.
Contrary to nanny claims, there is nothing better about organic foods. Organic, conventional, or genetically engineered, it just doesn’t matter, says David Klurfeld, chairman of the Department of Nutrition and…
Kids at New Trier High School outside Chicago got tired of people disparaging meat eaters, so they formed a Carnivorous Club. More than 70 students have joined so far. "We are always hearing that meat is bad for you," said Mike Deheeger, 16, one of the two founding carnivores. "This was a chance to get the other side of the story."
The GE Food Alert Coalition is launching an internet-based “viral marketing campaign” against genetically improved foods. It should come as a surprise to no one that the folks behind this Halloween-themed “fear marketing” campaign are (once again) major organic food companies and Fenton Communications. Other participants include the Maharishi cult, the Natural Law Party and the Organic Consumers Association. Expect the worst.