By: Will Coggin Newspaper: Indianapolis Star  Before Indiana follows in Vermont’s misguided footsteps and mandates the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) consider this: Scientific consensus finds GMOs are safe, and the technology has promise to aid people all around the … Continue reading
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: The Hill  Recently, Vermont became the first state to mandate de facto warning labels on genetically improved foods (GIFs), also referred to as GMOs. There is no scientific reason to require any sort of special labeling … Continue reading

Safe foods

(April 23rd, 2014)
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: Chicago Tribune No credible studies find that genetically improved foods have any negative impact on human or animal health, contrary to the claims made by ideological, anti-agriculture activists. Scientific consensus, led by the National Academy of … Continue reading
We have been skeptical of classifying obesity as a disease since 2003, arguing that doing so would lead people to use less personal responsibility as they come to believe they’re helpless. This, in turn, could lead people to choose higher-calorie foods or even exercise less, ultimately leading to more … Continue reading
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: Macon Telegraph Earth Day, held on April 22, turns 44 this year. The occasion will once again be marked by advocacy groups trotting out different proposals for things people can do to help the environment, from driving … Continue reading
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: Grand Island Independent  Since our country’s founding, states have had the right to determine their own affairs. Each state is free to experiment and choose different laws, but those laws stop at the border. A troubling California … Continue reading
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: The Wall Street Journal  Six states—Missouri, Alabama, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Nebraska—sued California in federal court last month. If they are successful, the U.S. Constitution will be vindicated, and Californians may be spared having to pay … Continue reading

Anti-GMO Protesters Hill Ad

(March 25th, 2014)

Alan Guebert’s Wonderland

(March 24th, 2014)
By: Rick Berman Newspaper: AgWeek Syndicated columnist Alan Guebert has a very curious proposition for agriculture in his recent column. He thinks farmers and ranchers should dismiss the “disreputable” campaigns my organization runs, namely HumaneWatch.org and PETAKillsAnimals.com. And instead, they … Continue reading
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: The Oklahoman Congratulations to Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for challenging California’s attempt to stick its nose into Oklahoma egg farms. Despite not being accountable to Oklahomans, California politicians passed a law that seeks to radically impose … Continue reading