The Green Fringe (page 5)

A Discovery About Who’s Channeling Eco-Militant Beliefs

Yesterday a crazed gunman named James Lee took hostages at the Discovery Channel building in Silver Spring, Maryland. He was later killed by police. Lee’s bizarre crime will…
Posted September 2, 2010 at 12:00 am

More Worries From a “Working Group”

Our database project explores the financial ties and radical relationships among animal rights, environmental, and “food police” organizations. It’s full of the dirty secrets that these activist groups…
Posted August 17, 2010 at 12:00 am

Eco-Unfriendly Organic?

With the U.S. Senate’s rejection of legislation last week that would have limited the EPA’s power to regulate carbon dioxide emissions, climate change is once again grabbing national attention.
Posted June 17, 2010 at 12:00 am

Pollan Plays the Blame Game

Writing at CBS Moneywatch, Joe Kita is skeptical of one ice cream brand’s new marketing strategy: touting that it only has five ingredients. Asked for his opinion, foodie…
Posted June 8, 2010 at 12:00 am

Spraying Context on Organic’s Pesticide Claims

With the recent release of a new review in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it now seems pretty well established that organic foods aren’t any nutritionally better…
Posted May 27, 2010 at 12:00 am

Organic’s Nutritional Superiority (Still) Nonexistent

Another study, another dose of reality for organic-only foodies. A review published this month in the prestigious American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds that the evidence from previous studies…
Posted May 25, 2010 at 12:00 am

Pollan-ating Propaganda

The New York Times published a story on Tuesday about the spread of weeds that have become weedkiller-resistant following the widespread application of the “glyphosate” herbicide (trade name:…
Posted May 7, 2010 at 12:00 am

The Crumbling All-Organic Façade

When it comes to organic food, perception seldom matches up with reality. Despite the belief by many Americans that “organic” equals “healthier,” Britain’s Food Standards Agency and other health…
Posted May 3, 2010 at 12:00 am

People for the Ethical Treatment of Plants?

You might remember the vegan screed in The New York Times around Thanksgiving that accused meat-eating Americans of being uncaring in their dining preferences. And before that, you might recall Jonathan Safran Foer’s …
Posted December 23, 2009 at 12:00 am

The CCF Challenge (Will food and science reporters take the bait?)

If you swallow the scary stories anti-food activists are constantly pushing to the media, you might be worrying about trace amounts of mercury in the fish you eat. But new…
Posted December 7, 2009 at 12:00 am