The Green Fringe (page 4)

Greenpeace Ignores the Sound of Science

Some British officials admit they’re “terrified” to counter the baseless attacks of radical environmental organizations that negatively affect public perception of genetically modified (GM) foods. They say these…
Posted March 25, 2011 at 12:00 am

Biotech Crops Could Crush Global Hunger

A founding director of the Office of Biotechnology at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the global food crisis could be more readily averted — if only…
Posted March 22, 2011 at 12:00 am

Organic Activists Pursue Utopia at Any Cost

Unless you live in a so-called “food desert,” chances are excellent that you can find organic produce in your local grocery store. There’s certainly a market for organic…
Posted February 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

Biotech Alfalfa Approval Sprouts Mythology

The federal government recently abandoned a “burdensome” proposal to restrict the planting of biotech alfalfa, sprouting fierce debate among fact-seekers and storytellers alike. Today, we’ll compare notes from…
Posted February 17, 2011 at 12:00 am

Patrick Moore’s Environmental Epiphany

For years, radical environmental groups like Greenpeace have tried to restrict consumer choice, especially on the issue of genetically modified (GM) crops. Patrick Moore is a former long-haired environmentalist and was…
Posted February 1, 2011 at 12:00 am

Lead for Me But Not for Thee

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is an environmental research and advocacy group that specializes in sounding the alarm over toxic substances. When it comes to lead, EWG seems to…
Posted January 26, 2011 at 12:00 am

Fast Food Ad Guru Rebrands Himself

Alex Bogusky was an advertising firebrand renowned as a groundbreaking idea machine. He created the Burger King royalty, the oversized fast-food icon that made BK some giant profits. He’s also done work for Domino’s and Coca-Cola.
Posted October 27, 2010 at 12:00 am

The Fear-mongering Industry Fights the Facts

There’s no shortage of activist groups that make a living breathlessly creating scares about everything from fish to farming to french fries. Usually their tactics, though…
Posted October 21, 2010 at 12:00 am

Quote of the Week

It’s always encouraging to read about people whose conversion story draws them away from the lunatic fringe. Such is the case with George Monbiot, a columnist with London’s Guardian…
Posted September 14, 2010 at 12:00 am

Don’t Take the Activist Bait on Biotech Fish

Last week the Food and Drug Administration released a preliminary report declaring that genetically modified salmon appears to be A-OK. The agency is holding hearings in the coming…
Posted September 7, 2010 at 12:00 am