Environmental radicals often tout the scientific consensus when it comes to the climate change issue. But when it comes to crops, they’re eerily silent.  The safety of genetically improved foods (GIFs) is well established. The American Medical Association, World Health Organization, Royal Society of London, and just about … Continue reading
Today is the day the nation’s food police have been waiting for: the day Fed Up, a film calling for government control over the food supply, is available in theaters across the United States. Pre-screenings of the film let us know that sugar … Continue reading
We’ve criticized the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) in the past for its propaganda tactics. CSPI is home to wild, press-bait claims, like its classic scare that fettuccine alfredo is a “heart attack on a plate.” Repeated cries of “wolf on your … Continue reading
Last week in The New Yorker, Michael Pollan – a UC-Berkeley journalism professor, an activist, an author, and a journalist — was portrayed as a civil debater who can fairly argue against genetically improved foods (GIFs or GMOs). In reality, Pollan is a radical, science-denier … Continue reading
Forbes highlighted a recent study from Canadian government researchers showing that 100 percent of canned food tested for Bisphenol A (BPA)—a chemical used in the production of food cans—is safe to consume. The author notes that you would die from … Continue reading
A new obesity study out this week indicates that childhood obesity rates have gone up slightly since 1999, contradicting another recent study, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, which found childhood obesity rates have fallen significantly for the youngest … Continue reading
We’ve chronicled the numerous sugar scares promoted by bureaucrats and activists. Armed with alarmist comparisons to poison and cocaine as well as unscientific claims that sugars in food and drinks are uniquely harmful, they seek to institute onerous taxes, bans, and … Continue reading
Bills mandating labeling on genetically improved foods (GIFs) moved forward recently in Massachusetts (H. 813) and California (S.B. 131). They are backed by organic activists such as MA Right to Know GMOs, the Organic Consumers Association, and the Environmental Working … Continue reading
Is fat so bad for you? New research published in the journal “Annals of Internal Medicine” follows a string of other papers finding the hype about saturated fat may have been blown way out of proportion. But rather than learning from years of putting … Continue reading
Last week, the unscientific coalition that opposes safe genetically improved foods (GIFs) seemed to gain a much needed reputable ally in the Oprah-endorsed “America’s Doctor,” Dr. Mehmet Oz. Unfortunately, whether the issue is agricultural technology or non-scientific “woo” treatments, Dr. Oz … Continue reading