Organic Activists

No, Organic Doesn’t Mean Better

Are you being duped by organic food? Certainly, the vague notion of organic in the minds of consumers—bucolic farms, no “manmade chemicals”—might seem appealing. But in reality, the…
Posted September 4, 2018 at 2:25 pm

Fight Brewing Over “GMO 2.0”

One of the stranger public policy battles over the last 20 years has been over genetically modified crops. It’s strange because activist groups have been able to demonize vital technology…
Posted April 16, 2018 at 2:41 pm

EWG Lathers On Sunscreen Scares

With summer around the corner, people are gearing up for “sun’s out, guns out.” And right on schedule, Environmental Working Group activists are here to remind the public that their…
Posted June 7, 2017 at 8:32 am

EWG: Pesticides Are Safe?

In our profile of the so-called Environmental Working Group, we’ve noted the organization’s history of simply being wrong on science. EWG’s shtick is to fear-monger about non-organic goods from…
Posted January 15, 2016 at 1:44 pm

From the Chubby Truth to Poo-Ritos, Chipotle Faces Questions

In the weeks since we began our campaign to counter the deceptive advertising of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Chipotle has spent a great deal of time squeezing hard to figure out…
Posted November 18, 2015 at 11:00 am

When Big Organic Cried Wolf

In a recent Bloomberg News interview, Stonyfield Chairman and yogurt honcho Gary Hirshberg perfectly illustrated the hypocrisy of those calling for warning labels on food products containing genetically improved foods, or GMOs. In the…
Posted May 29, 2015 at 10:47 am

Left-Wing Foodies Want Meat, Snacks Treated Like the Ebola Virus

Four food quacktivists—including the New York Times’ food snob de jour, Mark Bittman, Berkeley activist-author Michael Pollan, and outgoing Belgian U.N. bureaucrat Olivier de Schutter—recently penned a joint opinion…
Posted November 12, 2014 at 5:28 pm

GIF Measures Fail Again

Politicians weren’t the only thing on the ballot on Tuesday. In two states, Oregon and Colorado, genetically improved foods (GIFs) were as well. Voters in Oregon and Colorado were…
Posted November 6, 2014 at 10:58 am

Another GMO Labeling Initiative Primed for Defeat

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again. At least that seems to be the approach taken by Big Organic in its continued crusade for the unnecessary mandatory…
Posted October 31, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Anti-Biotechnology Stunt Debunks Anti-Biotech Policy

The Non-GMO Project, a private coalition of “natural products industry retailers, distributors, and manufacture[r]s” that has its own private system to label products not produced using genetically improved…
Posted September 8, 2014 at 4:31 pm