Biotechnology (page 3)

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

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

If You Hate GMOs, Are You a Pro-Russia Conspiracy Theorist?

Opponents of genetically improved foods (GIFs) don’t have science on their side—a growing consensus (today the Crop Science Society of America joined the chorus) of scientific authorities…
Posted March 21, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Another Top Scientist Defends Food Technology

The scientific community is united in its consensus regarding the safety of Genetically Improved Foods (GIFs). The premier scientific body in the U.S., the National Academy of Sciences,…
Posted March 17, 2014 at 3:17 pm

The Dangers of Outsourcing Policy to Activists

Today, BusinessWeek reveals a concerning development in food policy in this activist age. Noting that activist groups (contrary to the provisional findings of the Food and Drug Administration, the…
Posted March 6, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Quote of the Week: America’s “Temple of Pseudoscience”

Recently, the $21.4 billion corporation Whole Foods Market sided with activists like Joseph Mercola (“winner” of multiple F.D.A. warning letters for questionable marketing of his “health” products) and…
Posted February 25, 2014 at 11:35 am

Vermont Advances Unscientific Label Policy

Last week, as we were warning national lawmakers to follow science over propaganda on the issue of genetically improved foods (GIFs), the Vermont State Senate advanced a…
Posted February 12, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Big Organic to POTUS: Deny Science

In his first inaugural address, President Obama vowed to “restore science to its rightful place.” One area in which the president has indisputably done just that is his…
Posted January 16, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Science Denial at NYU and in the Maine Statehouse

We released a report this week showing that a number of prominent left-wing environmental groups cherry-pick scientific evidence by denying a scientific consensus on the safety of GMOs…
Posted January 10, 2014 at 4:24 pm