Another flawed GMO study, again

Gilles-Eric Seralini is back in the news again. He's released yet another study that shows Monsanto's Bt corn causes tumors and multiple organ damage. Seralini has done this study twice before and both times they were discredited as majorly flawed. The reactions to this one has met with the same reactions. The big question many are asking about …

The right-to-know doesn’t help if you don’t understand what you know.

There isn't a day that goes by without some anti-gmo nonsense hitting my mailbox. Here's the latest. This one is by Wendy Vincent, a writer for the Guilford Patch website:  Walmart and Monsanto: Joining Forces: The retail giant, Walmart, will soon start stocking their shelves with un-labeled, pesticide-laced GMO corn made by Monsanto.  Huh? W…

California Democratic Party joins the anti-science crowd

Democrats and the liberal/left love to make fun of the Republicans for their anti-science nonsense and ignorance. So, what do you make of the California Democratic Party's endorsement of Prop. 37, the one that calls for labeling of GMO foods? What is show's is that the liberal/left have no more brains when it comes to science than their rightist c…

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…

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…

Why are progressives so regressive when it comes to agriculture?

When I posted yesterday's "dead bodies" post on my Facebook page, a friend weighed in with this response: "the progressive contrarian!! I hope this is as much bait as I take but.....it's a nasty spiral, go ahead, take lots of antibiotics, eat animals that are fead antibiotics, wash everything with chlorine.....how's that workin'? I ain't doin' that…

Farmers vs. Monsanto: What’s the real agenda?

Any time anyone tries to take down a brutal behemoth like Monsanto, you have to gives them kudos. It's well known that they are ruthless in their pursuit of farmers who unknowingly have their crops cross-pollinated by the company's GMOs. Monsanto has a nasty habit of stomping on and extorting money from innocent farmers in their patent enforcement …