207 search results for “genetically improved foods” (page 4)

These Guys Are Getting Scary

The GE Food Alert Coalition is launching an internet-based “viral marketing campaign” against genetically improved foods. It should come as a surprise to no one that the folks behind this Halloween-themed “fear marketing” campaign are (once again) major organic food companies and Fenton Communications. Other participants include the Maharishi cult, the Natural Law Party and the Organic Consumers Association. Expect the worst.
Posted October 20, 2000 at 12:00 am

Brainwash The Kids

The organic industry has created a project in conjunction with Vermont public schools that will allow the industry to bring its baseless "organic is safer, organic is better" message into the classroom. If past behavior is any indication, the industry will be promoting organic by frightening children over genetically improved foods and conventional food production. ("Organic farmers group seeks to link schools to local farms," Associated Press, 10/9/00)
Posted October 10, 2000 at 12:00 am

Not You Mother’s Shopping List

Greenpeace has released a shopping list designed to steer people towards purchasing non-genetically improved foods. It's not surprising that an apparent majority of the products you should buy comes from the organic marketers that support Greenpeace and other activists' fear-mongering campaigns.
Posted October 5, 2000 at 12:00 am

Feeding Fear

The Christian Science Monitor plays up nanny rhetoric about the supposed dangers of genetically improved foods. FDA Commissioner Jane E. Henney sets the record straight.
Posted September 5, 2000 at 12:00 am

All Lunatics Are Local

Greenpeace is renewing its campaign to get local and state ordinances passed that promote organic and disparage genetically improved foods. Minneapolis, Boulder, Boston, and Austin have already fallen under the spell of these anti-choice activists.
Posted August 30, 2000 at 12:00 am

Working Hard To Develop Anxiety And Squander Tax Dollars

Minneapolis City Council Member Jim Niland, on behest of anti-choice activists from the Organic Consumers Association, is sponsoring a resolution directing the city to give preferences to organic food vendors, to encourage the Minneapolis School Board to do the same, and to urge the federal government to label genetically improved foods. The resolution follows on the heels of a similar proposal in San Francisco.
Posted August 23, 2000 at 12:00 am

Activists In It For The Money?

Much like the Natural Law Party's John Fagan rants against genetically improved foods to drive business to his food testing company, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, of the anti-meat Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and friends warn of the supposed dangers of dioxin in food (especially in meat) to drive business to Campbell's dioxin testing company.
Posted August 22, 2000 at 12:00 am

Greenpeace And Chefs Collaborative Hike The Hassle Factor

Restaurant operators wondering why a few customers are starting to express fear about genetically improved foods need look no further than Greenpeace's web-based "action kit" against restaurants, supermarkets and schools. Pre-written guest letters to chefs, endorsed by the increasingly militant Chef Collaborative 2000, annihilate the science and push high-priced organic marketers.
Posted July 20, 2000 at 12:00 am

Million Dollar Malarkey

The Genetically Engineered Food Alert Coalition has pledged to spend "one million dollars or more" to try to stampede Americans into fearing genetically improved foods. A coalition spokesman claimed, "This is going to be the first sustained effort on the European model," a reference to nanny activists' successful efforts to shock European consumers into fearing state-of-the-art food technologies. We note that this week the European Commission called for multi-national reversal of the nanny-inspired anti-biotech food restrictions already in place.
Posted July 20, 2000 at 12:00 am

Slow Moving Attack

The Washington Post features Slow Food movement founder Carlo Petrini railing against everything from fast food to genetically improved foods to conventional agriculture.
Posted July 12, 2000 at 12:00 am