Biotechnology (page 2)

Study Funded by Organic Ideologues Finds Organic Benefits

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…
Posted July 18, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Congress Sides with Science over Activists to Biased Reporter’s Chagrin

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…
Posted July 15, 2014 at 10:39 am

Newspapers Warn against Misguided GMO Labels

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…
Posted July 10, 2014 at 9:43 am

Anti-Science Kooks Strike Again

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…
Posted July 3, 2014 at 10:08 am

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

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

GMO Labeling: Costly, Deceitful, and Dangerous

Washington and California consumers may have dodged a major bullet, and Vermont shoppers look to be in for a rude shock, based on the latest research from Cornell University.
Posted May 20, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Deniers Double Down on Dangerous Crop Hypocrisy

Activists trying to force labels onto genetically improved foods (GIFs) have a black eye: Almost all of them selectively endorse scientific consensuses, picking and choosing which ones…
Posted May 15, 2014 at 8:29 am

Out-of-State Kooks Impose Anti-Science Labeling on Oregon

Environmental radicals often tout the scientific consensus when it comes to the climate change issue. But when it comes to crops, they’re eerily silent.  The safety of genetically improved foods (GIFs) is well established. The…
Posted May 13, 2014 at 12:29 pm