Junk Science

Congress is Sniffing Out the Activists in the Hen House

When advocacy groups can’t get their way, they often manipulate science to convince the public to listen to them. After all, according to Pew Research Center, scientists…
Posted November 3, 2017 at 5:11 pm

Who’s Really Giving “Food with Integrity”?

Chipotle—now coming off the first quarterly loss in the company’s history amid a serious food safety crisis—makes a big show about how it doesn’t use genetically improved foods (better…
Posted April 29, 2016 at 3:45 pm

The Best and Worst News Stories of 2014

Before kicking off the New Year, we wanted to pause and reflect on a few memorable moments from 2014. We’ve rounded up the most radical activist rantings and the…
Posted January 2, 2015 at 9:50 am

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

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

GMO Label Initiatives Labeled Ridiculous by Liberals

Big Organic and its anti-biotechnology campaign have suffered some big losses lately. First there’s Hawaii, where a federal judge just struck down Kauai County’s law requiring labels on genetically improved foods (GIFs),…
Posted August 28, 2014 at 11:43 am

Big Green Losers on the Big Island

The votes are in, and anti-GIF (genetically improved foods) greenies are the biggest losers in the latest Hawaiian election polls. Activists like the “Babes Against Biotech”—a silly name for a…
Posted August 13, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Would GIF Labels Mean Big Bucks For Big Organic?

Activists in Oregon want to mandate labels on all genetically improved foods (GIFs). Like their fellows in Washington and California in years past, they’ve managed to get an initiative on the…
Posted August 5, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Food Fights Go Viral, Leave Facts Behind

We’ve noticed a rising tide of online activism against safe food ingredients, especially genetically improved foods (GIFs). You might recall the “Food Babe”—who peddles a, um, creative combination of pseudoscience and “food…
Posted July 24, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Study Funded by Organic Ideologues Finds Organic Benefits

A new review funded by the U.K.-based organic farming group Sheepdrove Trust reported in the British Journal of Nutrition that organic crops are healthier than the non-organic variety. It’s a convenient finding for…
Posted July 18, 2014 at 1:27 pm