Organic Activists (page 9)

Changing Recipes Is a Difficult but Worthwhile Task

Imagine if you read that food producers were trying to make “reduced fat” oil, or “reduced sugar” fruit. You’d expect both of those tasks to be very difficult, as…
Posted August 7, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Agriculture Department Gags on Anti-Ag Campaign

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was at the center of a brief firestorm this week after a newsletter endorsing the “Meatless Monday” semi-vegetarian campaign appeared…
Posted July 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Countering Carbon Claims in Cattle Country

While most Americans celebrated Independence Day by tossing hamburgers on the grill, cheese on the fixings table and leather baseballs to each other, animal rights and radical…
Posted July 12, 2012 at 4:46 pm

No Need to Panic on Animal Agriculture Efficiency

National Public Radio is airing a series this week on “The Making of Meat-Eating America.” And as sure as the sun rises, there is much excited muttering…
Posted June 27, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Evidence Mounts: Organic Crops Underperform

A few months ago, researchers from Wageningen University in the Netherlands found unsurprisingly that conventionally produced crops out-yielded organic crops. More research has confirmed this finding: Researchers…
Posted April 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Shock: Organic Farmers Use Chemicals Too

Despite considerable evidence that the “health halo” surrounding organic foods is just hype, many activists still claim that organic produce is healthier than conventionally grown produce. One…
Posted March 2, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Foodies Cry Fatties but Ignore the Facts

A favorite claim of elitist food commentators like Michael Pollan is that subsidies for farmers are contributing to obesity. Leaving a wider discussion on national farm policy for another…
Posted March 1, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Quote of the Week: Bittman Asks the Wrong Questions

There are food elitists, and then there is Mark Bittman of The New York Times. He raised some eyebrows with his recent call for the government to…
Posted February 28, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Conventional Agriculture (Still) Feeds the World

We’ve been saying for some time that organic activists who would take affordable food out of grocery stores and restaurants fail to acknowledge the reasons behind modern…
Posted February 24, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Wealthy Conspiracy Theory Peddler Attacks Family Farm

It’s been a few years since America’s pork producers suffered a sustained deluge of failed lawsuits from Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Waterkeeper Alliance, but that doesn’t mean that…
Posted January 24, 2012 at 3:47 pm