Junk Science (page 7)

This Week in Food Freedom: California Papers Shun Soda Taxes, “Weapons-Grade” Junk Biotech Science, and More

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune editors joined their colleagues at the Contra Costa Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal in…
Posted October 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Activists On Repeat

At least Michael Pollan is honest in his attempts to conjure up phony outrage to support his life’s work. As he wrote in The New York Times over the weekend:…
Posted October 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm

This Week in Food Freedom: Beverage Freedom in Chicago, Biotech Benefits, and More

Chicago won’t be following New York City down the path of soft drink prohibition, according to city Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Mayor Emanuel also said he has no plans like…
Posted October 12, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Don’t Always Look on the Dark Side of Food Advances

The Wall Street Journal provided a breath of fresh air yesterday for those of us optimistic about the future of food technology. A columnist noted a recent, scientifically…
Posted October 9, 2012 at 4:05 pm

This Week in Food Freedom: Biotech Sanity from Europe, Problems with the ‘Soda’ Tax, and More

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has ruled that the study purporting to link biotech crops to cancer in lab animals is of “insufficient scientific quality for safety…
Posted October 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm

This Week in Food Freedom: Junk Biotech Science, Organic Food as a Substitute Religion, and More

The mainstream scientific community delivered swift blowback to an activist study claiming biotech crops cause cancer. McGill University’s Joe Schwarcz, whom we know has little time for…
Posted September 28, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Anti-Biotechnology Rhetoric Withers on the Vine

We’ve looked before at California’s ballot initiative to require that foods produced using biotechnology be labeled (and that labeling be enforced by the trial bar), and it’s in the news…
Posted September 18, 2012 at 10:28 am

How Much Food Do You Waste?

According to one new estimate, Americans waste up to 40 percent of food that they buy. This is a loss that adds up to tens of billions…
Posted August 28, 2012 at 2:35 pm

“Right to Know” Gimmick Becomes “Right to Sue” Trial Lawyer Payday

California now sits in the number two spot of Judicial Hellholes in the nation, but they’re making a play to top that list very soon. Proposition 37, which will…
Posted August 3, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Medical Professionals Pan Activist Measures

The national convention of America’s largest physicians’ association, the American Medical Association (AMA), was held this week, and activists hoped to get ringing endorsements from white-coated solons for their…
Posted June 21, 2012 at 4:22 pm