Biotechnology (page 5)

WARNING: This Food is Safe

A journalism professor writing on Scientific American’s blog this week dissents from the view of the editorial board of the esteemed publication, which recently wrote that mandatory labeling…
Posted October 25, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Pseudo-Religious Crusade Against Agriculture Hits Washington

Last week, the first ballots were mailed out in Washington State’s elections, which include a ballot question, I-522, that would mandate the labeling of foods produced using modern scientific…
Posted October 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Should Americans Be “Peasants” Who Eat Only (Organic) Crops?

The U.N. declares October 16 World Food Day annually, so the chattering classes are talking about how to feed a growing world population. Are they discussing employing science-based agricultural…
Posted October 16, 2013 at 3:33 pm

You Say Potato, I Say Tomato

A common refrain of anti-biotechnology campaigners is that the method will create strange “Frankenfoods” that will be bizarre if not harmful. Anti-genetic modification propaganda shows syringes injecting serum into…
Posted October 1, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Anti-Biotech Activists Cry “OMG,” Scientists Facepalm

With a vote in Washington state coming in November on whether to mandate scientifically irrelevant labeling on foods have been produced using biotechnology, activists hope their latest P.R. creation…
Posted September 27, 2013 at 9:37 am

If Chipotle Only Had a Brain…

The Mexican restaurant chain Chipotle has a new cartoon video out to coincide with the launch of an iPhone game. The video, titled “Scarecrow,” paints modern food production…
Posted September 12, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Trial Lawyers Seize GMO (Genetically Modified Opportunity)

Last week, a farmer in Oregon claimed that he found genetically modified wheat in his field that wasn’t supposed to be there. (Biotech wheat is not currently commercialized…
Posted June 7, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Bittman Dismisses Basis for His Bestseller

A couple of weeks ago, the Institute of Medicine, usually a scold-friendly issuer of hundred-page reports demanding social engineering of food choices, dropped a bombshell by declaring…
Posted May 29, 2013 at 2:20 pm

New Book Debunks Food Police Agenda and Goals

The food activist book industry has been hyperactive the past few months. Robert Lustig’s holy war against sugar was extended into book form. Melanie Warner proclaimed a…
Posted April 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Unscientific Scare Labels Proposed in Several States

Since the voters of California wisely rejected the misguided biotech food labeling scheme Proposition 37, activists have redoubled their efforts to shove these unnecessary notes onto food packaging. Washington…
Posted March 15, 2013 at 1:16 pm