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Big Green Losers on the Big Island

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…
Posted August 13, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Would GIF Labels Mean Big Bucks For Big Organic?

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…
Posted August 5, 2014 at 5:38 pm

“Xtremely” Lame: More Press Stunts from CSPI

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has announced the latest recipients of its “Xtreme Eating Awards,” an annual installment in its effort to convince you that restaurant…
Posted August 1, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Will Anti-GMO Activist Spark Violence?

According to Mike Adams (a.k.a. the “Health Ranger”) biotechnology is mass genocide and its advocates are Nazis. No joke. The conspiracy theory — explained in a ridiculous and dangerous…
Posted July 25, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Food Fights Go Viral, Leave Facts Behind

We’ve noticed a rising tide of online activism against safe food ingredients, especially genetically improved foods (GIFs). You might recall the “Food Babe”—who peddles a, um, creative combination of pseudoscience and “food…
Posted July 24, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Mark Bittman Bites off More Than He Can Chew

New York Times columnist and professional food alarmist Mark Bittman has a well-documented track record of espousing elitist food policies that would all but eradicate consumer choice. This week, he…
Posted July 21, 2014 at 10:31 am

Study Funded by Organic Ideologues Finds Organic Benefits

A new review funded by the U.K.-based organic farming group Sheepdrove Trust reported in the British Journal of Nutrition that organic crops are healthier than the non-organic variety. It’s a convenient finding for…
Posted July 18, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Congress Sides with Science over Activists to Biased Reporter’s Chagrin

We frequently report on the anti-genetically improved foods (GIF) movement and the efforts by its activist base to confuse policymakers with manic ramblings and deceptive misinformation. So when people get the…
Posted July 15, 2014 at 10:39 am

The Congressional Crusade against BPA

The latest push to ban bisphenol A (BPA), a common chemical used in some plastics and food and beverage cans, comes not from the usual quacktivists like the …
Posted July 10, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Newspapers Warn against Misguided GMO Labels

Activists in Colorado and Oregon claim to have sufficient signatures to force votes on misguided warning labels for genetically improved foods (GIFs) in those states. While they claim overwhelming…
Posted July 10, 2014 at 9:43 am