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Looney Tunes Presents: Food Babe

(September 12th, 2014)
The self-proclaimed nutritional watchdog, “Food Babe,” has a track record of baselessly vilifying some of America’s favorite indulgences. The scientifically illiterate crackpot blogger has bashed bread, beer, and now the seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte. The “Jenny McCarthy of Food’s” attack … Continue reading
The Non-GMO Project, a private coalition of “natural products industry retailers, distributors, and manufactures” that has its own private system to label products not produced using genetically improved food (GIF) ingredients, has declared October “Non-GMO Month.” Participating food retailers are … Continue reading
It’s no secret that Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) tends to lean to the political left—a point we’ve long made at our project CrewExposed.com. After all, the nonprofit group has been run by former top Democratic aide to the House Judiciary Committee Melanie Sloan and … Continue reading
Big Organic and its anti-biotechnology campaign have suffered some big losses lately. First there’s Hawaii, where a federal judge just struck down Kauai County’s law requiring labels on genetically improved foods (GIFs), also called GMOs. It’s an major victory for the island, where activists have … Continue reading
Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, a Big Green California company, is an outspoken advocate of the scientifically suspect “GMO labeling” movement. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Bronner’s should spend more time worrying about their own labels. For starters, … Continue reading

Cup of Joe, or Cup of Death?

(August 21st, 2014)
Estimates suggest 85% of Americans old enough to eat solid food consume at least one caffeinated beverage any given day. That hasn’t stopped activists from opening a scare campaign designed to “de-normalize” — fancy-pants Ph.D.-speak for “make regular people feel … Continue reading
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is claiming that cows on a North Carolina dairy farm are being mistreated, and the group has released footage of the animals slogging through knee-deep manure to prove it. One problem: The so-called undercover footage stinks … Continue reading
The votes are in, and anti-GIF (genetically improved foods) greenies are the biggest losers in the latest Hawaiian election polls. Activists like the “Babes Against Biotech”—a silly name for a silly cause—have fought to ban so-called “GMOs” in the Aloha state county-by-county, claiming … Continue reading

Put Down PETA

(August 7th, 2014)
After years of reporting on the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), you’d think the organization might show some true remorse about the thousands of cats and dogs it kills at its headquarters and try to make some changes. Instead, it’s doubling … Continue reading
Activists in Oregon want to mandate labels on all genetically improved foods (GIFs). Like their fellows in Washington and California in years past, they’ve managed to get an initiative on the ballot. But respected scientific bodies—like the American Medical Association, the Royal Society of London, and … Continue reading