The Green Fringe (page 10)

Threats To Biotech Food, French And Otherwise

In July the usual gang of activists unleashed a vicious series of attacks on biotech foods, agricultural products which are doing more and more to feed the world,…
Posted August 1, 2006 at 12:00 am

Green Scaremongering By The Numbers

Eco-activist group Greenpeace‘s prospects just got a little browner. Perhaps a little exhausted by frightening Africans away from life-saving biotech crops, the green nuts let their mask slip…
Posted June 8, 2006 at 12:00 am

Mercury Decision: ‘Virtually All’ Mercury In Ocean Fish Is ‘From Natural Sources’

On Friday, when the scales of justice swung in California’s landmark mercury-in-tuna court case, they hit some cherished environmental dogma squarely in the face. Green groups have long held…
Posted May 16, 2006 at 12:00 am

Zambia Allows Its People To Eat

Good news from Africa: The government of Zambia, in the midst of a food crisis, has altered its anti-GM (genetically modified) food policy, allowing millions of…
Posted December 14, 2005 at 12:00 am

Wish Luddite Vandal A Bon Voyage To Prison

French activist-turned-farmer-turned-activist Jose Bove got a ticket back to prison yesterday for his role in destroying a field of corn. The corn’s “problem”? It was…
Posted November 16, 2005 at 12:00 am

Father Of Modern Agriculture: Activists Threaten World Food Supply

The past 50 years have been the most productive period in global agricultural history, leading to the greatest reduction in hunger the world has ever seen. The Green Revolution,…
Posted October 18, 2005 at 12:00 am

‘How Europe Starves The World’s Poor’

“The European Union and fellow traveling anti-biotech activists may well succeed in bottling up the next wave of genetically improved crops that aim directly at helping poor…
Posted September 6, 2005 at 12:00 am

Glitzy Awards, Tarnished Halos

Monday’s Chattanooga Times Free Press couldn’t have put it any better when it highlighted our 4th Annual Tarnished Halo Awards: “So long as fussy and even militant meddlers try…
Posted March 15, 2005 at 12:00 am

Today’s Activist ‘Helter Skelter’

On Saturday, a Philadelphia animal-rights mailing list circulated a message announcing a meeting sponsored by the Philadelphia-based chapter of Earth First! — the radical environmental group that…
Posted November 10, 2004 at 12:00 am

Biotech Called A “Moral Imperative” At Vatican Conference

While the neo-luddites from Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth held a “kangaroo conference” in Africa to condemn genetically enhanced crops, a group of scientists, farmers…
Posted October 6, 2004 at 12:00 am