Organic Activists (page12)

Daytime TV Doc’s Diagnosis Is (Still) Fear

Saturated fats aren’t always associated with being healthy. But have you ever wondered why we think that way? Perhaps it’s because food scolds have done a better job fearmongering…
Posted March 23, 2011 at12:00 am

Biotech Crops Could Crush Global Hunger

A founding director of the Office of Biotechnology at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the global food crisis could be more readily averted — if only…
Posted March 22, 2011 at12:00 am

New York Times’ Bittman Champions Animal-Rights Emotionalism

When The New York Times recently moved long-time food critic Mark Bittman to the opinion page, Bittman dropped his tasting spoon and picked up a pounding-mallet. Specifically, he started…
Posted March 16, 2011 at12:00 am

Michael Pollan’s Mission to Reverse Progress

When food writer Michael Pollan romanticizes the days when our great-grandmothers were preparing meals from scratch, it’s not because he’s craving a taste of the “Old World.” Pollan, warns…
Posted February 23, 2011 at12:00 am

Healthy Cafeteria Food Doesn’t Have to Be “Nasty”

Public schools in many states are eagerly promoting healthy eating for children, and that’s a good first step toward making kids—well, healthier. (If more of them would bring back…
Posted February 22, 2011 at12:00 am

Organic Activists Pursue Utopia at Any Cost

Unless you live in a so-called “food desert,” chances are excellent that you can find organic produce in your local grocery store. There’s certainly a market for organic…
Posted February 21, 2011 at12:00 am

Biotech Alfalfa Approval Sprouts Mythology

The federal government recently abandoned a “burdensome” proposal to restrict the planting of biotech alfalfa, sprouting fierce debate among fact-seekers and storytellers alike. Today, we’ll compare notes from…
Posted February 17, 2011 at12:00 am

Halloween Scares: Activists and Organic Food

Forget vampires and Snooki. The scariest thing to dress up as this Halloween is a food activist. While most people spend the end of October buying candy and planning…
Posted October 28, 2010 at12:00 am

Benefits of Buying Local Can Be a Far-Off Fantasy

It may seem counterintuitive that buying something grown halfway around the world can be more eco-friendly than buying something grown just a county or two away. Strange, but true.
Posted August 31, 2010 at12:00 am

Cracking Michael Pollan’s Salmonella Opportunism

As with most food crises, there’s no shortage of activists offering their own self-serving “solutions” along with the recall of more than 500 million eggs. The animal-rights…
Posted August 26, 2010 at12:00 am