Junk Science (page 2)

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

Congress Sides with Science over Activists to Biased Reporter’s Chagrin

We frequently report on the anti-genetically improved foods (GIF) movement and the efforts by its activist base to confuse policymakers with manic ramblings and deceptive misinformation. So when people get the…
Posted July 15, 2014 at 10:39 am

Newspapers Warn against Misguided GMO Labels

Activists in Colorado and Oregon claim to have sufficient signatures to force votes on misguided warning labels for genetically improved foods (GIFs) in those states. While they claim overwhelming…
Posted July 10, 2014 at 9:43 am

Anti-Science Kooks Strike Again

We frequently note that the crusade against genetically improved foods (GIFs), or GMOs, by activists requires activist groups to deny a scientific consensus that GIFs are no…
Posted July 3, 2014 at 10:08 am

Anti-GMO Activists Write the Darndest Things

It’s not surprising that science deniers like the anti-genetically improved foods (GIF), or GMO, movement can hold some ridiculous views. We’ve been trawling the bowels of the internet for…
Posted June 27, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Study War Z: Debunked Anti-GIF Claims Republished

You may remember a brouhaha that ensued over purported “research” by French anti-genetically improved food (GIF) “scientist” Gilles-Eric Seralini that claimed to show that GIFs caused cancer. The study…
Posted June 26, 2014 at 10:55 am

U.S. Senate Takes on Dr. Oz

Mehmet Oz, once one of the nation’s top heart surgeons, has faced recent deserved criticism in his new role as daytime television host, promoter of unproven dietary…
Posted June 19, 2014 at 11:18 am