Organic Activists (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

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

The Congressional Crusade against BPA

The latest push to ban bisphenol A (BPA), a common chemical used in some plastics and food and beverage cans, comes not from the usual quacktivists like the …
Posted July 10, 2014 at 5:07 pm

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

“Food Babe” Declared “the Jenny McCarthy of Food”

Using sex to sell fashion products is classic marketing. Using sex appeal to sell nutritional advice? That’s atypical, but it’s exactly the method of quacktivist Vani Hari, the self-proclaimed…
Posted June 23, 2014 at 11:26 am

Super-Banana Could Save Millions of Lives

The banana is a staple of the East African diet. About 70 percent of the Ugandan population survive on the fruit. Unfortunately, it has low levels of…
Posted June 17, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Putin Calls on United Nations to Regulate GIFs

As we have reported, one of the more notable anti-genetically improved foods (GIFs) activist groups is none other than Vladimir Putin’s despotic Russian regime. Somewhere between annexing…
Posted June 9, 2014 at 11:00 am

Politico Exposes the Anti-Science Left

There’s no shortage of commentators on the political left beating up on people on the political right for being “deniers” when it comes to climate change science. Meanwhile, we…
Posted June 5, 2014 at 8:43 am

GMO Labeling: Costly, Deceitful, and Dangerous

Washington and California consumers may have dodged a major bullet, and Vermont shoppers look to be in for a rude shock, based on the latest research from Cornell University.
Posted May 20, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Deniers Double Down on Dangerous Crop Hypocrisy

Activists trying to force labels onto genetically improved foods (GIFs) have a black eye: Almost all of them selectively endorse scientific consensuses, picking and choosing which ones…
Posted May 15, 2014 at 8:29 am