Junk Science

How Activists and the Media Mislead: Antibiotics Edition

Last week the local ABC affiliate in DC aired a scary segment claiming antibiotic-resistant bacteria were detected on meat bought at local grocery stores. It’s a lesson in how what’s…
Posted November 20, 2018 at 9:32 am

Is Super Size Me a Big Fat Lie?

The 2004 schlock-umentary Super Size Me, starring Morgan Spurlock, launched fast-food and nutrition to the front of the public’s mind. In the flick, Spurlock films himself—supposedly—eating nothing but McDonald’s food…
Posted May 25, 2018 at 8:46 am

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

What is in Fake Meat?

One of the hot food trends of 2018 is supposed to be the emerging popularity of meat “alternatives.” Right now, that takes two forms. The first, which has been around…
Posted April 12, 2018 at 2:51 pm

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