Organickers/Anti-GMO and pesticides: Fear vs. reality

One of the biggest whines of the Organickers and Antis, (besides take me to Portland)  is how GMO and conventional farming douses, drenches, drowns, their crops in pesticides. And like all their other imaginary facts, this one is imaginary as well; like the idea that organic farming uses no toxic pesticides A recent post on the Genetic Literac…

Vermont inducted into the Scientifically Illiterate Hall of Shame plus more dumbass

Our latest inductee to the Scientifically Illiterate Hall of Shame is the Vermont legislature for their overwhelming vote to require labeling foods containing GMO "ingredients." In addition to that, two Vermont elected officials get the first Golden Scientific Dumbass Award for sponsoring  the law. The first award is shared and it goes to...…

Scientifically Illiterate Hall of Shame inducts CA State Senator Noreen Evans

Our latest induction to the Scientifically Illiterate Hall Of Shame (SIHS) is California State Senator Noreen Evans. Evans introduced a GMO labeling law in California and this is her reasoning according to the Press Democrat website The Santa Rosa Democrat says genetically modified organisms have been linked to health problems ranging from allergi…

Amy Harmon: When good journalists cross the anti-GMO cult

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist for the New York Times, Amy Harmon hit another one out of the park recently and earned even more wrath from the anti-gmo cult when she wrote about one man's lonely journey into learning the facts about GMOs, Harmon first wrote about GMOs in her piece on a disease endangering the Florida citrus industry. That …

Food Democracy and Earth Open Source: Anti-GMO punks

Last week I followed a little exchange on the Twitter between Biofortified's Anastasia Bodnar and some punk from the anti-gmo activist group Food Democracy who Bodnar identified as Dave Murphy, the founder and Executive Director of Food Democracy Now! It all started innocently enough. Bodnar had watched a Kickstarter promo for a documentary Th…

Scientifically Illiterate Hall of Shame

Trying to convince the anti-gmo crowd the method of genetically engineering food is safe, or as safe as anything can be, is a daunting task. In fact, it's like to trying to explain something to monkeys. Wait, let me retract that statement. Monkeys will eventually get it. But, the anti-gmo troops on the ground are one thing.  When our elected o…

Jeffrey Smith to broadcast live anti-GMO freakshow on the internet.

Mark you calendars now. The Yogic flying dancer teacher and self styled gmo expert brings his sideshow act to the internet. October 25-27 .   All your favorite anti-gmo cartoon characters will be  there. Click to play video   [video width="640" height="480" flv="http://theprogressivecontrarian.com/mooney-content/uploads/2013/10/loo…

From the archives: Why your kids are fat and sickly

The Nonsense Crowd has blamed GMOs for all modern illnesses and allergies despite any evidence to the contrary. Back in 2009 I wrote this when I was writing for the NY Examiner.  This was before GMO was on my radar. This was when I was really cranky. ----------------------- Hey, it was International Walk to School Day this week!  It’s a…

Anti-GMO movement are liars and a disgrace to progressive activism

Never in the history of progressive movements have so few lied to so many. That pretty much sums up the anti-gmo movement. It is the most dishonest, wretched and immoral movement to ever come out of the left. They traffic in lies, obfuscation, threats and violence. It used to be progressives, liberals and the left based their arguments on eviden…

Is Himalayan “non-gmo” pink salt radioactive?

Now this is rich. If there was any doubt as to why we think the anti-gmo crowd is head shakingly stupid, here is a classic example. A company called Himalania is selling Himalayan Pink Salt as a non-gmo certified product. That's right, non-gmo salt.  Kudos to Shea Gunther for his mnn.com column, Facepalm of the week: Non-GMO salt!?  for brin…