Organic Activists (page 5)

Whole Foods Marketing Off Unfounded Fear

Hippie-ish grocery chain (and $21.4 billion-dollar corporation) Whole Foods Market announced this week that it would no longer carry Chobani-brand yogurts, which are produced using milk produced…
Posted December 19, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Debunked Study No Problem for Anti-GMO Activists

Activists opposed to genetically improved foods (which they call genetically modified organisms or GMOs) have taken to the retraction of the only scientific study purporting to find any harm to…
Posted December 13, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Science Prevails After Press Releases Pass Away

Last year, anti-biotechnology activists from France published a paper alleging that a strain of genetically improved corn led to cancer in rats. The publication, conveniently timed in advance of…
Posted December 2, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Election Recap: Anti-Soda, Organic Activists Appear to Lose Big

We previewed ballot initiatives this week with an eye toward how they might change the politics of soda taxes and the scientifically pointless labeling of foods produced using…
Posted November 6, 2013 at 5:31 pm

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Environmental Working Group

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) does not represent mainstream scientific views on the health risks from chemicals. According to a survey conducted for the George Mason University Statistical Assessment…
Posted October 29, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Pseudo-Religious Crusade Against Agriculture Hits Washington

Last week, the first ballots were mailed out in Washington State’s elections, which include a ballot question, I-522, that would mandate the labeling of foods produced using modern scientific…
Posted October 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Should Americans Be “Peasants” Who Eat Only (Organic) Crops?

The U.N. declares October 16 World Food Day annually, so the chattering classes are talking about how to feed a growing world population. Are they discussing employing science-based agricultural…
Posted October 16, 2013 at 3:33 pm

You Say Potato, I Say Tomato

A common refrain of anti-biotechnology campaigners is that the method will create strange “Frankenfoods” that will be bizarre if not harmful. Anti-genetic modification propaganda shows syringes injecting serum into…
Posted October 1, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Anti-Biotech Activists Cry “OMG,” Scientists Facepalm

With a vote in Washington state coming in November on whether to mandate scientifically irrelevant labeling on foods have been produced using biotechnology, activists hope their latest P.R. creation…
Posted September 27, 2013 at 9:37 am

Organic Agriculture Cannot Feed The World

We’ve written before that, despite organic activists’ claims to the contrary, conventional agriculture (a.k.a. non-organic) is the only way to feed the world’s burgeoning population, and there’s nothing…
Posted September 18, 2013 at 10:34 am