Let’s put creationism to a vote

One of the big talking points in the GMO labeling campaign is that a majority of people want their food labeled if it contains genetically modified ingredients. Why is Big Fooda trying to thwart the will of the people? Good point. We live in a democracy. Why not allow people to vote on GMO labeling? Okay. I suggest we put creationism to a vote. L…

GMO labeling supporter doesn’t want his products labeled.

One of the big talking points by anti-GMO advocates is if GMO products are safe, why are companies afraid to label them? Well, apparently what's good for the GMO goose is not good for the anti-GMO gander. Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois introduced an amendment to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Safety and Innovation Act which would requ…

Dance teacher to give expert opinion on GMOs to Conn. Assembly

Jeffrey Smith, who I've written about before, is scheduled to speak before the Connecticut Assembly's GM Labeling Task Force on August 8th. The task force should rescind this offer. Instead, they should have actual scientists testify. They should at least have scientists testify as a counterbalance to his nonsense. This is getting ridiculous. Fra…

Should organic foods be labeled, “May contain E.coli or Salmonella?”

Much has been made about the California's right-to-know GMO labeling law. Supporters cite bogus science and discredited studies to bolster their view and dismiss any opponents of the law as paid shills of Monsanto. Many backers of the bill hope this is step one in getting GMOs banned altogether. But, in the 16 years GMO products have been on the …

California GMO labeling law: Bad science, crackpots and hucksters

In November, California voters will decide on a law that requires mandatory labeling of food products made with genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs (the O is for “organism”). It has been framed by its supporters as a right-to-know issue, playing Organic David to GMO’s Goliath. To its detractors, it’s nothing more than a campaign of fe…

The Bt corn! Everybody panic!

Much of the anti-GMO misinformation centers on something called Bt, specifically Bt corn. Activists point to flawed studies about fetal deformities and other scary stories. They say because Bt is genetically inserted into a plant, when humans eat it we are eating the insecticide and we're all going to die from it. So, what is Bt? Bt stands for Ba…