Thanksgiving musings…But they do it in Europe…

One of the oddest talking points of the anti-GMO crowd is that 60+ countries have  laws banning GMOs or a labeling requirement. The question is just because other countries do something. that automatically makes it right? Currently over 60+ countries have laws banning homosexuality. Should we follow their lead? In Uganda there is a fight over al…

The Food Dialogues: New York

First off, I'm steamed I didn't know about this. It happened where I live. I would have loved to attended this conference.  It was a conference the Food Dialogues: New York .  The video below is the GMO panel and it is a very interesting discussion.  The info on the panelists is listed below the link. I thought about emedding it, but then I thou…

Food Movement or fascist food freaks?

In the aftermath of hurricane Sandy, Mayor Bloomberg prevented organizations from donating food to homeless shelters because, according to WCBS's  Marcia Kramer, "the city can’t assess their salt, fat and fiber content." When a super cyclone hit the Indian state of Orissa, liberal/left darling Vandana Shiva wrote a letter to OXFAM saying that…

Anti-GMO crowd takes their “medicine show” national

From the ashes of the defeat of Prop 37, a new group has arisen, like an Organic Phoenix.  The group, calling itself the GMO Inside campaign is planning to take their show national.   The main players are Food Democracy Now!, Green America, Foodbabe, Nature's Path and Nutiva and...wait for it... the ever popular Institute for Responsible Techno…

Prop. 37 aftermath: Sour organic grapes

Anti-GMO activists in California and elsewhere are wringing their hands after the defeat of their pet ballot initiative requiring labeling of GMO foods. The result as I write this is 53.1%-46.9%. How are supporters taking this defeat? If internet comment boards are any indication, not too well.  The anti-GMO crowd is sounding like the Republicans…