When Big Organic Cried Wolf

(May 29th, 2015)
In a recent Bloomberg News interview, Stonyfield Chairman and yogurt honcho Gary Hirshberg perfectly illustrated the hypocrisy of those calling for warning labels on food products containing genetically improved foods, or GMOs. In the segment, Hirshberg grumbles about how food products should carry GMO labels in … Continue reading

Animal Activism Hurts Families

(February 6th, 2015)
If you’ve bought eggs lately, you’ve no doubt noticed they’ve become a bit more expensive. What’s worse, prices will likely only continue to rise. And no matter where you live, the blame all points back to one state: California. On … Continue reading
Four food quacktivists—including the New York Times’ food snob de jour, Mark Bittman, Berkeley activist-author Michael Pollan, and outgoing Belgian U.N. bureaucrat Olivier de Schutter—recently penned a joint opinion piece in the Washington Post demanding the implementation of a “national food policy.” According to the op-ed, the … Continue reading

GIF Measures Fail Again

(November 6th, 2014)
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 presented with a simple choice— continue to trust in products whose … Continue reading
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again. At least that seems to be the approach taken by Big Organic in its continued crusade for the unnecessary mandatory labeling of genetically improved foods (GIFs), also called GMOs. Big Organic … Continue reading
The Non-GMO Project, a private coalition of “natural products industry retailers, distributors, and manufactures” that has its own private system to label products not produced using genetically improved food (GIF) ingredients, has declared October “Non-GMO Month.” Participating food retailers are … Continue reading
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), also called GMOs. It’s an major victory for the island, where activists have … Continue reading
Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, a Big Green California company, is an outspoken advocate of the scientifically suspect “GMO labeling” movement. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Bronner’s should spend more time worrying about their own labels. For starters, … Continue reading
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 silly cause—have fought to ban so-called “GMOs” in the Aloha state county-by-county, claiming … Continue reading
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 the Trust’s stable-mate, Sheepdrove Organic Farm, which will happily sell Britons any number of organic food … Continue reading