Guest Post: GMO labels. The purpose is…?

Today's guest "post" comes from friend of the Contrarian, mem-somerville. She's created a great Storify. As the campaign for labeling heats up,  the true goal of the Right-to-Know labeling crowd is becoming more readily transparent. Through the use of screenshots, she shows the antis in their own words, how their goal is elimination of GMOS and …

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...…

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…

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…

Latest anti-gmo study: More bullshit.

This is getting ridiculous. More anti-gmo nonsense science showing the harmful effects of gmos. It's called  A long-term toxicology study on pigs fed a combined genetically modified (GM) soy and GM maize diet. I hesitate to link to the study because I don't want to give them the traffic. I was also going to summarize factually why this study i…

Connecticut legislature makes anti-science history

Today's post is a version of an op-ed that was quickly and roundly rejected by the Hartford Courant with a curt,  No Thanks, response. The Connecticut legislature made history recently when it overwhelmingly approved a gmo labeling bill. They made history by giving credibility to the anti-science views of crackpots, frauds, and charlatans. …

March against Monsanto: NYC version

First off, if you're going to have a protest about how we're all being poisoned, you need to have it led by healthy, well-fed, good-looking people. Second, you need music and what better music to have than the Occupy Wall Street All-No-Star Band with special guest, Zuccotti Park Sax Guy. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX4yw4eMnmI?rel=0…

After SCOTUS victory, Monsanto calls it quits

Hours after their victory in the Supreme Court, seed and chemical giant Monsanto filed for bankruptcy citing the enormous cost of “buying everybody off.” At a hastily called press conference, Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant told assembled reporters the company never really thought through their "buying everybody off, scheme ." "I mean, do you know h…

Send in the anti-GMO clowns

Every once in a while you read something that fires on all cylinders. That most recent something is an analysis on a Canadian website Troy Media. The junk science clowns behind the GMO scare is the last  installment of a four-part series  Quacks and Conspiracies. The author, Alan McHughen systematically demolishes all the nonsense peddled by t…