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Vermont Stands with Putin on GIFs

Vermont politicians caved to activist pressure this week as the legislature passed a law requiring warning labels on genetically improved foods (GIFs). In so doing, Vermont joins a …
Posted April 25, 2014 at 4:19 pm

Exposing Earth Day’s Green Food Fads

For most people, April 22 is just another day on the calendar, perhaps another day closer to a summer vacation. For environmental activists, April 22 is Earth Day—an excuse…
Posted April 22, 2014 at 10:17 am

From the Told-You-So Files: Labeling Obesity a “Disease” Might Backfire

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,…
Posted April 22, 2014 at 8:10 am

Leave the Moo-Moo Juice Alone

If insanity is defined as doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result, we may need to open a clinic for anti-milk activists such as the puritanical Center for Science…
Posted April 21, 2014 at 8:20 am

Anti-BPA Crusaders Baseless Fearmongering

Once again, mainstream newspapers are quoting quacks on the so-called “dangers” of Bisphenol-A (aka BPA), a key ingredient in making plastic strong and canned foods safe. The latest high-profile…
Posted April 18, 2014 at 12:01 am

California Soda Scolds Push Unnecessary Warnings

California anti-soda warriors are at it again. Following numerous failed attempts in recent years to tax and ban soda in in the Golden State, regulators are falling back…
Posted April 15, 2014 at 11:25 am

Alarmist Claims about New Obesity Study Still False

A new obesity study out this week indicates that childhood obesity rates have gone up slightly since 1999, contradicting another recent study, conducted by the Centers for Disease…
Posted April 10, 2014 at 7:59 am

New Synthesis of Sugar Research Dispels Alarmists’ Claims

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…
Posted April 9, 2014 at 7:51 am

Food Tech Deniers May Gain New Ally in Putin’s Russia

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…
Posted April 8, 2014 at 7:57 am

Greenpeace Co-Founder Says Anti-GIF Activists Kill Kids

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…
Posted April 7, 2014 at 6:46 am