Organic Activists (page 3)

Out-of-State Kooks Impose Anti-Science Labeling on Oregon

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…
Posted May 13, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Michael Pollan’s Greatest Laugh Lines

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…
Posted April 30, 2014 at 7:38 am

Vermont Stands with Putin on GIFs

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 …
Posted April 25, 2014 at 4:19 pm

Exposing Earth Day’s Green Food Fads

For most people, April 22 is just another day on the calendar, perhaps another day closer to a summer vacation. For environmental activists, April 22 is Earth Day—an excuse…
Posted April 22, 2014 at 10:17 am

Anti-BPA Crusaders Baseless Fearmongering

Once again, mainstream newspapers are quoting quacks on the so-called “dangers” of Bisphenol-A (aka BPA), a key ingredient in making plastic strong and canned foods safe. The latest high-profile…
Posted April 18, 2014 at 12:01 am

Food Tech Deniers May Gain New Ally in Putin’s Russia

Bills mandating labeling on genetically improved foods (GIFs) moved forward recently in Massachusetts (H. 813) and California (S.B. 131). They are backed by organic activists such as MA Right…
Posted April 8, 2014 at 7:57 am

Greenpeace Co-Founder Says Anti-GIF Activists Kill Kids

We’ve extensively detailed how the scientific community is united in its support for genetically improved foods (GIFs), which are capable of reducing world hunger and malnutrition worldwide. Even…
Posted April 7, 2014 at 6:46 am

Single-Nutrient Science Corrupts Health and Public Policy

Is fat so bad for you? New research published in the journal “Annals of Internal Medicine” follows a string of other papers finding the hype about saturated fat may have been…
Posted April 3, 2014 at 9:07 am

Dr. Oz’s Rotting Credibility on Food

Last week, the unscientific coalition that opposes safe genetically improved foods (GIFs) seemed to gain a much needed reputable ally in the Oprah-endorsed “America’s Doctor,” Dr. Mehmet Oz. Unfortunately,…
Posted March 26, 2014 at 8:46 am

If You Hate GMOs, Are You a Pro-Russia Conspiracy Theorist?

Opponents of genetically improved foods (GIFs) don’t have science on their side—a growing consensus (today the Crop Science Society of America joined the chorus) of scientific authorities…
Posted March 21, 2014 at 1:54 pm