Biotechnology (page 2)

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

Science over Scaremongering on Improved Crops

The Los Angeles Times’ editorial board yesterday penned an opinion piece in support of genetically improved foods (GIFs) and against mandatory food labeling demanded by activists. We’re pleased to see the Times affirm the pro-science position it took…
Posted May 6, 2014 at 2:43 pm

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