Fish genes in my tomato? Dumbass.

You hear this nonsense over and over. They're putting genes from unrelated species into GMOs. This very idea shows how ignorant the anti-gmo activists are when it comes to science and DNA. What this post is about is that you don't have to be a squint to understand the science. I'm not a scientist and I'll admit that before I started learning abo…

Thinking beyond Argumentum ad Monsantum.

I wish Monsanto would go away. The anti-GMO activist obsession with them has queered the genetic technology discussion. It has clouded their thinking. Common Dreams has a link to a pdf, which I won't link to here, that is a history of Monsanto's evil chemicals.  The logic is since they created or helped create such poisons as Agent Orange, the fa…

How’s the safety of organic food working out for ya?

The anti-GMO crowd constantly points to the lack of long-term safety studies of foods containing GMOs. They continue with this meme even though there have been hundreds of studies over the last 16 years attesting to their safety and major scientific and health organizations have signed off on them. The Big Ignore is the fact that in that time there…

GMO labeling advocate doesn’t label own organic products containing arsenic

This isn't a new story. Last year researchers at Dartmouth discovered that brown rice, fruit juices and a widely used sweetener, organic brown rice syrup, contained high levels of arsenic. I wrote about it here  and here. What brings me back to this subject is a blog from the NY Times I stumbled across from last November. Lundberg Family Farms of…

Vandana Shiva: Brahmin in Shudra clothing

As I was preparing this post, Vandana Shiva, the populist, anti-GMO, environmental darling of the Western liberal /left created a storm of controversy with her tweet that allowing farmers to grow GMOs was like allowing a rapist to rape. That tweet created a firestorm of controversy. She's the so-called physicist turned eco-feminist who is fight…

Spicolli sponsors Washington State labeling law

The next stop on the GMO labeling train is Washington State. This time the person behind the measure is ad agency owner and vegan, Chris McManus who hails from Tacoma. He uses the word "dude." This dude was also a member of the Pierce County Ron Paul 2012 group.  Paul voted against GMO labeling.  McManus seems to consider himself a libertarian…

Church of the Organic demand Dr. Oz’s head on a pike as an example to the others

An angry, manure smelling mob from the Church of the Organic, citronella torches ablaze and artisanal pitchforks held aloft, stormed the production studios of TV's Dr Oz after it was revealed he wrote an article in the current issue of  Time Magazine saying  conventional foods, like frozen peas and carrots, were A-OK by him. Frightened productio…

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…

Natural Products Association opposes Prop. 37

With all the finger-pointing at the groups who oppose Prop. 37, one group seems to have escaped the wrath of the anti-GMO crowd, The Natural Products Association (NPA). The NPA is the trade and lobbying group for makers of natural products. They have come out against the law.  They state they like the idea of the law, but have a problem with the …