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Some Nannies Never Learn

Ignoring the fact that repeated FDA testing has found that GE foods are perfectly safe and do not need labels, fifty of the usual nanny suspects have petitioned the Food and Drug Administration, demanding it adopt new safety precautions and mandatory labeling for genetically engineered foods.
Posted March 22, 2000 at 12:00 am

Answers On Pesticides Lead To More Questions

In addressing New York Times' readers concerns about food safety and pesticides, food columnist Marion Burros relies on data from the junk science panic-mongers at the Environmental Working Group. Asking them about pesticides is equivalent to asking Ingrid Newkirk of PETA to help you pick out a new fur coat!
Posted March 22, 2000 at 12:00 am

Beantown Braces For Biotech Backlash

The 7000 scientific delegates who will attend the weeklong Bio2000 Conference on genetically engineered foods in Boston starting March 25, are bracing for a week of counter-demonstrations by a…
Posted March 21, 2000 at 12:00 am

Battle In Seattle Moves To DC

We’ve said for months that the anti-genetically engineered (GE) food rioting dubbed the “Battle in Seattle” was just the opening act of a newly formed activist coalition hell-bent on restricting…
Posted March 20, 2000 at 12:00 am

USDA Wants To Regulate Your Diet

If you thought we were kidding when we said the USDA is making plans to regulate what you eat, here is further proof. Speaking on how a new USDA campaign…
Posted March 16, 2000 at 12:00 am

Coming Together For All The Wrong Reasons

A coven of nannies are coming together to push bills sponsored by Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) that would require mandatory labeling of GE foods. Through…
Posted March 15, 2000 at 12:00 am

Next On The Nanny Hit List

Gloating over what they consider a victory in the USDA’s new organic food standards, the anti-agribusiness nannies from the Organic Consumers Association are setting their sights higher. “The challenge…
Posted March 10, 2000 at 12:00 am

Activists Chefs Hop On Anti-GE Foods Bandwagon

Although the science behind widely available genetically engineered (GE) foods indisputably supports their safety and benefit, several chefs, some of whom are members of the organic activist group Chef’s Collaborative…
Posted March 7, 2000 at 12:00 am

USDA Hands Organic Food Activists A Marketing Bonanza!

The anti-choice organic lobby will score a significant victory this week when the US Department of Agriculture releases their proposal for the nation’s first official definition of “organic.” In…
Posted March 3, 2000 at 12:00 am

Confused Nannies Delude Themselves

The New York Post plugs the nannies at Chef's Collaborative 2000 and their effort to eliminate GE foods from restaurants. Spokesmen for the group say they help educate fellow chefs and the public in choosing "good, clean food," i.e. organic food. The group continues to ignore research findings that prove organic food can be more dangerous to eat than conventionally grown food.
Posted March 2, 2000 at 12:00 am