Will Anti-GMO Activist Spark Violence?
(July 25th, 2014)
According to Mike Adams (a.k.a. the “Health Ranger”) biotechnology is mass genocide and its advocates are Nazis. No joke. The conspiracy theory — explained in a ridiculous and dangerous rant of a blog post at “NaturalNews.com” — is depraved enough to dismiss at … Continue reading
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Food Fights Go Viral, Leave Facts Behind
(July 24th, 2014)
We’ve noticed a rising tide of online activism against safe food ingredients, especially genetically improved foods (GIFs). You might recall the “Food Babe”—who peddles a, um, creative combination of pseudoscience and “food bimbo” sex appeal—to warn against the evils of microwaves and very seriously cautions that water feels sad when you … Continue reading
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Mark Bittman Bites off More Than He Can Chew
(July 21st, 2014)
New York Times columnist and professional food alarmist Mark Bittman has a well-documented track record of espousing elitist food policies that would all but eradicate consumer choice. This week, he cooked up a crusade on the cheeseburger and shared the results of his year-long effort to determine … Continue reading
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Study Funded by Organic Ideologues Finds Organic Benefits
(July 18th, 2014)
A new review funded by the U.K.-based organic farming group Sheepdrove Trust reported in the British Journal of Nutrition that organic crops are healthier than the non-organic variety. It’s a convenient finding for the Trust’s stable-mate, Sheepdrove Organic Farm, which will happily sell Britons any number of organic food … Continue reading
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Graphically Exposing PETA
(July 17th, 2014)
For a number of years, we’ve called attention to the shameful hypocrisy of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)—an animal liberation group that has killed up to 97 percent of the dogs and cats in its “animal shelter” … Continue reading
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Congress Sides with Science over Activists to Biased Reporter’s Chagrin
(July 15th, 2014)
We frequently report on the anti-genetically improved foods (GIF) movement and the efforts by its activist base to confuse policymakers with manic ramblings and deceptive misinformation. So when people get the chance to sift through the incoherent rants of science denying loons (remember when the Center … Continue reading
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The Congressional Crusade against BPA
(July 10th, 2014)
The latest push to ban bisphenol A (BPA), a common chemical used in some plastics and food and beverage cans, comes not from the usual quacktivists like the “Food Babe” or the Environmental Working (Worry) Group but from perhaps an even less esteemed body: … Continue reading
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Newspapers Warn against Misguided GMO Labels
(July 10th, 2014)
Activists in Colorado and Oregon claim to have sufficient signatures to force votes on misguided warning labels for genetically improved foods (GIFs) in those states. While they claim overwhelming public support, evidence from votes in California and Washington suggests while … Continue reading
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Study: Lack of Exercise, Not Food to Blame for Obesity
(July 9th, 2014)
While anti-food activists continue to push unscientific and self-serving claims indicting specific foods as the biggest culprit for obesity, we’ve continually sought to highlight the other, often forgotten side of the equation: physical activity and exercise. But since exercise involves … Continue reading
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Anti-Science Kooks Strike Again
(July 3rd, 2014)
We frequently note that the crusade against genetically improved foods (GIFs), or GMOs, by activists requires activist groups to deny a scientific consensus that GIFs are no less safe than conventional foods. After all, if there’s no public health issue, … Continue reading
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