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Anti-GMO Activists Write the Darndest Things

It’s not surprising that science deniers like the anti-genetically improved foods (GIF), or GMO, movement can hold some ridiculous views. We’ve been trawling the bowels of the internet for…
Posted June 27, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Study War Z: Debunked Anti-GIF Claims Republished

You may remember a brouhaha that ensued over purported “research” by French anti-genetically improved food (GIF) “scientist” Gilles-Eric Seralini that claimed to show that GIFs caused cancer. The study…
Posted June 26, 2014 at 10:55 am

“Food Babe” Declared “the Jenny McCarthy of Food”

Using sex to sell fashion products is classic marketing. Using sex appeal to sell nutritional advice? That’s atypical, but it’s exactly the method of quacktivist Vani Hari, the self-proclaimed…
Posted June 23, 2014 at 11:26 am

U.S. Senate Takes on Dr. Oz

Mehmet Oz, once one of the nation’s top heart surgeons, has faced recent deserved criticism in his new role as daytime television host, promoter of unproven dietary…
Posted June 19, 2014 at 11:18 am

Super-Banana Could Save Millions of Lives

The banana is a staple of the East African diet. About 70 percent of the Ugandan population survive on the fruit. Unfortunately, it has low levels of…
Posted June 17, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Is Meat A Cure-All or a Cause-All? Probably Neither.

This week, researchers published two studies on meat consumption and health. And they have somewhat contradictory messages: According to the latest study (a…
Posted June 13, 2014 at 11:45 am

Putin Calls on United Nations to Regulate GIFs

As we have reported, one of the more notable anti-genetically improved foods (GIFs) activist groups is none other than Vladimir Putin’s despotic Russian regime. Somewhere between annexing…
Posted June 9, 2014 at 11:00 am

Politico Exposes the Anti-Science Left

There’s no shortage of commentators on the political left beating up on people on the political right for being “deniers” when it comes to climate change science. Meanwhile, we…
Posted June 5, 2014 at 8:43 am

Latest Obesity Study Doesn’t Say Much, Despite Alarmist Headlines

A new bodyweight study from The Lancet says (surprise!) the number of overweight and obese people has risen drastically since 1980 and it’s time for (surprise!) “urgent global…
Posted May 29, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Activists: Say No to Affordable Food

Food activists have told us that artificial sweeteners, meat, trans fat, and carbohydrates are the causes of American obesity. The latest food scare comes from Katie Couric’s film, …
Posted May 28, 2014 at 11:03 am