From the people who brought you "Food Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (of Starving People)"...The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently ruled that meat and dairy products from the offspring of cloned animals are safe to eat and don't require special labeling. Unsurprisingly, food-purity activists...
Food fascists coast to coast have been quick to place the blame for this year's E.coli outbreaks on their usual public punching bags -- the federal government, "big business," and modern agriculture. Obscured in the finger-pointing frenzy is the fact that the real culprit is in the...

WTO To EU: Enough Is Enough

(February 13th, 2006)
Last week the World Trade Organization ruled against the European Union's (EU) ban on genetically modified food (GM food, or GMOs). Friday's editorial in The Wall Street Journal says it all:
All one needs to know is that Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace are howling that...
A big year for the future of food just got a lot bigger -- maybe somebody ought to tell the protesters. This is the 10th year in which genetically modified food crops have been commercially available to U.S....
Unless you're among the bean-sprout-sized minority of Americans who describe themselves as "vegans" (vegetarians who also won't touch milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, or even a dollop of honey), you may have been alarmed by the publicity surrounding an article appearing last...
"When I first became interested in the controversy about genetically modified crops, I had no bias for or against," writes British House of Lords member Dick Taverne in the The Scotsman this week. "But the more deeply I studied the issue, the more...
Today, The New York Times' Jane Brody -- whose three decades of work has made her among the nation's most trusted health writers -- used her weekly column to lambaste the technophobic scaremongers trying to terrify us about genetically enhanced (GE) food. "Alarmist warnings about the possible hazards of...
It's been a difficult month for science-phobic activists opposed to the widespread acceptance of genetically engineered (GE) food, but Americans have been fed enough misinformation by activists that anti-biotech campaigns will keep moving forward with vigor. First, the good news: last month California voters defeated a majority...

Biotech Bans Falter

(November 4th, 2004)
While voters in Marin County went the way of the Luddite and approved a ballot initiative on Tuesday banning genetically engineered (GE) crops, three other California counties resoundingly rejected similar proposals. The good people of Butte, San Luis Obispo, and Humboldt counties dealt a blow to groups...

Norman Borlaug’s Legacy

(September 2nd, 2004)
The clamor over genetically enhanced crops has reached a fevered pitch in France. In the last few months, a group of neo-luddite radicals have crisscrossed the countryside razing fields and sowing baseless paranoia. In one evening alone, more than 1,500 people -- led by anti-globalization...