The Green Fringe (page4)

Our Favorite Everyday Fools

Idiocy and fanaticism aren’t limited to just one calendar day a year. And to prove it, we’d like to share a little April Fool’s Day quiz. See if you…
PostedApril 1, 2011 at12:00 am

Greenpeace Ignores the Sound of Science

Some British officials admit they’re “terrified” to counter the baseless attacks of radical environmental organizations that negatively affect public perception of genetically modified (GM) foods. They say these…
PostedMarch 25, 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…
PostedMarch 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…
PostedFebruary 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…
PostedFebruary 17, 2011 at12:00 am

Patrick Moore’s Environmental Epiphany

For years, radical environmental groups like Greenpeace have tried to restrict consumer choice, especially on the issue of genetically modified (GM) crops. Patrick Moore is a former long-haired environmentalist and was…
PostedFebruary 1, 2011 at12:00 am

Lead for Me But Not for Thee

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is an environmental research and advocacy group that specializes in sounding the alarm over toxic substances. When it comes to lead, EWG seems to…
PostedJanuary 26, 2011 at12:00 am

Fast Food Ad Guru Rebrands Himself

Alex Bogusky was an advertising firebrand renowned as a groundbreaking idea machine. He created the Burger King royalty, the oversized fast-food icon that made BK some giant profits. He’s also done work for Domino’s and Coca-Cola.
PostedOctober 27, 2010 at12:00 am

Quote of the Week

It’s always encouraging to read about people whose conversion story draws them away from the lunatic fringe. Such is the case with George Monbiot, a columnist with London’s Guardian…
PostedSeptember 14, 2010 at12:00 am

Don’t Take the Activist Bait on Biotech Fish

Last week the Food and Drug Administration released a preliminary report declaring that genetically modified salmon appears to be A-OK. The agency is holding hearings in the coming…
PostedSeptember 7, 2010 at12:00 am