Folta, FOIA and USRTK in 200 words

Dr. Kevin Folta, non-GMO scientist does science outreach regarding the issue of GMOs. He speaks about the science of GMOs and how his audiences can better communicate that science. Anti-GMO group, US Right to Know (USRTK) files FOIA request in search of collusion between Dr. Kevin Folta and Monsanto. They find that Monsanto awarded University…

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┬áDave Murphy, the founder and Executive Director of Food Democracy Now! It all started innocently enough. Bodnar had watched a Kickstarter promo for a documentary┬áTh…

2012: The year crazy and stupid went mainstream

I've always been of the mind that stupid should hurt, so 2012 was a hard one for the Contrarian. It was the year that crazy and stupid went mainstream, or at least when I first noticed it did. It was the year a manufactured issue, the safety of GMOs, came to the popular progressive imagination. Progressives embraced every crackpot and their theorie…