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 public support, evidence from votes in California and Washington suggests while … Continue reading
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 “Food Babe,” who trades substance for low-cut tops on her widely … Continue reading
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 micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), particularly vitamin A, deficiencies of which cause hundreds of … Continue reading
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 the Crimea and flipping off the international community, Putin and his cronies have … Continue reading
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 have long noted the hypocrisy of certain activists on the political … Continue reading
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. Researchers found that “GMO labeling” policies that flopped before voters on … Continue reading
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 to support based on their preconceived radical environmentalist ideologies. This week, we’ve seen … Continue reading
Environmental radicals often tout the scientific consensus when it comes to the climate change issue. But when it comes to crops, they’re eerily silent.  The safety of genetically improved foods (GIFs) is well established. The American Medical Association, World Health Organization, Royal Society of London, and just about … Continue reading
Last week in The New Yorker, Michael Pollan – a UC-Berkeley journalism professor, an activist, an author, and a journalist — was portrayed as a civil debater who can fairly argue against genetically improved foods (GIFs or GMOs). In reality, Pollan is a radical, science-denier … Continue reading
Vermont politicians caved to activist pressure this week as the legislature passed a law requiring warning labels on genetically improved foods (GIFs). In so doing, Vermont joins a motley crew— including Russian despot Vladimir Putin, former Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, and Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad—who deny the … Continue reading