Organic Activists (page 8)

Feel-Good Policies Leave Consumers Feeling Lousy

We have been pointing out for some time that many anti-biotech activists “go on feelings” instead of using scientific evidence. Now, the Center for Science in…
Posted October 25, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Weil Quacks Like a Food Nanny Duck

Andrew Weil, member of the advisory board of the so-called Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), and a person not known as a proponent of evidence-based science, somehow wound up being…
Posted October 18, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Don’t Always Look on the Dark Side of Food Advances

The Wall Street Journal provided a breath of fresh air yesterday for those of us optimistic about the future of food technology. A columnist noted a recent, scientifically…
Posted October 9, 2012 at 4:05 pm

This Week in Food Freedom: Junk Biotech Science, Organic Food as a Substitute Religion, and More

The mainstream scientific community delivered swift blowback to an activist study claiming biotech crops cause cancer. McGill University’s Joe Schwarcz, whom we know has little time for…
Posted September 28, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Pesticides Are Pesticides, Even if They’re “Organic”

After the recent Stanford analysis finding that organic foods are not more nutritious than “conventional” foods, the refrain from the organic crowd was cliché. The real benefits of…
Posted September 25, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Anti-Biotechnology Rhetoric Withers on the Vine

We’ve looked before at California’s ballot initiative to require that foods produced using biotechnology be labeled (and that labeling be enforced by the trial bar), and it’s in the news…
Posted September 18, 2012 at 10:28 am

Remember, B.S. is Organic

For those of us who prefer to go with facts over feelings when it comes to our food choices, we can save a few dollars at the grocery store.
Posted September 4, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Are Americans Begging for Some Food Police?

A recent study of Americans’ food ideologies published online by the journal Food Policy caught our eye. Apparently, despite visceral revulsion at soda taxes and big-drink…
Posted September 4, 2012 at 9:55 am

Magical Beans Grow on Bittman’s Farm

New York Times writer Mark Bittman took a brief respite from his pseudoscientific crusade against moo-juice to “Celebrate the Farmer” in his column today. So,…
Posted August 22, 2012 at 1:37 pm

The Myth of the Green Locavore

You want to eat only “local” food? Go for it. Just don’t tell us about how you’re saving Mother Earth. You’re not. USA Today tells us that you’ll be…
Posted August 9, 2012 at 2:46 pm