Junk Science (page 5)

Election Recap: Anti-Soda, Organic Activists Appear to Lose Big

We previewed ballot initiatives this week with an eye toward how they might change the politics of soda taxes and the scientifically pointless labeling of foods produced using…
Posted November 6, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Ballot Issues Up for Grabs Tomorrow

It may not be a Presidential election year, but food activists’ demands on voters’ time and effort aren’t taking a year off. Fresh off three stinging defeats in…
Posted November 4, 2013 at 4:04 pm

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Environmental Working Group

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) does not represent mainstream scientific views on the health risks from chemicals. According to a survey conducted for the George Mason University Statistical Assessment…
Posted October 29, 2013 at 4:06 pm

WARNING: This Food is Safe

A journalism professor writing on Scientific American’s blog this week dissents from the view of the editorial board of the esteemed publication, which recently wrote that mandatory labeling…
Posted October 25, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Pseudo-Religious Crusade Against Agriculture Hits Washington

Last week, the first ballots were mailed out in Washington State’s elections, which include a ballot question, I-522, that would mandate the labeling of foods produced using modern scientific…
Posted October 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Should Americans Be “Peasants” Who Eat Only (Organic) Crops?

The U.N. declares October 16 World Food Day annually, so the chattering classes are talking about how to feed a growing world population. Are they discussing employing science-based agricultural…
Posted October 16, 2013 at 3:33 pm

You Say Potato, I Say Tomato

A common refrain of anti-biotechnology campaigners is that the method will create strange “Frankenfoods” that will be bizarre if not harmful. Anti-genetic modification propaganda shows syringes injecting serum into…
Posted October 1, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Anti-Biotech Activists Cry “OMG,” Scientists Facepalm

With a vote in Washington state coming in November on whether to mandate scientifically irrelevant labeling on foods have been produced using biotechnology, activists hope their latest P.R. creation…
Posted September 27, 2013 at 9:37 am

If Chipotle Only Had a Brain…

The Mexican restaurant chain Chipotle has a new cartoon video out to coincide with the launch of an iPhone game. The video, titled “Scarecrow,” paints modern food production…
Posted September 12, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Trial Lawyers Seize GMO (Genetically Modified Opportunity)

Last week, a farmer in Oregon claimed that he found genetically modified wheat in his field that wasn’t supposed to be there. (Biotech wheat is not currently commercialized…
Posted June 7, 2013 at 3:32 pm