Organic Activists (page 6)

You Say Potato, I Say Tomato

A common refrain of anti-biotechnology campaigners is that the method will create strange “Frankenfoods” that will be bizarre if not harmful. Anti-genetic modification propaganda shows syringes injecting serum into…
Posted October 1, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Anti-Biotech Activists Cry “OMG,” Scientists Facepalm

With a vote in Washington state coming in November on whether to mandate scientifically irrelevant labeling on foods have been produced using biotechnology, activists hope their latest P.R. creation…
Posted September 27, 2013 at 9:37 am

Organic Agriculture Cannot Feed The World

We’ve written before that, despite organic activists’ claims to the contrary, conventional agriculture (a.k.a. non-organic) is the only way to feed the world’s burgeoning population, and there’s nothing…
Posted September 18, 2013 at 10:34 am

The Newest Activist to Rejoin the Crusade Against Food

Big news earlier this week was that the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) with its $98 million budget has decided to join the war on food. So we decided to…
Posted September 13, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Michael Pollan Feels the Heat

Michael Pollan of the University of California-Berkeley School of Journalism has had quite a week – and not in a good way.  He is taking fire from all sides after instigating…
Posted August 2, 2013 at 9:47 am

Michelle Obama’s Farmer’s Market Resorts to Fat, Sugar, and Salt for Sales

A persistent myth in the food policy world, spread most forcefully by First Lady Michelle Obama, is that the nation can conquer obesity through the power of farmers’ markets.
Posted June 13, 2013 at 3:34 pm

New “Food Rules” Create a Foodie Crisis of Faith

The self-appointed prophet of the so-called “food movement” is author and University of California-Berkeley journalism professor Michael Pollan. He may be most known for his “food rules,” a…
Posted June 5, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Bittman Dismisses Basis for His Bestseller

A couple of weeks ago, the Institute of Medicine, usually a scold-friendly issuer of hundred-page reports demanding social engineering of food choices, dropped a bombshell by declaring…
Posted May 29, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Hyperbole Ban Would Put Food Snobs Out of Business

After spending the better part of the last year or so being reamed by a Yale professor, a former National Cancer Institute official, and a fellow…
Posted May 16, 2013 at 4:44 pm

T.V. Schlock Doc Needs to Beef Up Science Over Scaremongering

We — and others, including the Food and Drug Administration — have hit daytime television medical commentator Mehmet Oz hard for abandoning the medical science that made his…
Posted May 7, 2013 at 8:44 am