What if a corporation isn’t evil incarnate? A progressive’s dilemma.

It all used to be so easy. There were the good guys, us, and there were the bad guys, them. Then I meandered into the issue of GMOs. That's when everything became complicated. I support the use of transgenics for our food supply, simply because I trust the science behind it and because all my research has led me in that direction. What bothers me…

Kickstarter campaign to build anti-GMO Scaredy Cat Town

The anti-gmo/organic crowd seems to be a bunch of 'fraidy cats. Corporations, gmos, pesticides, most of the modern world get them squealing like stuck pigs. Everything's giving us cancer and all kinds of other scary diseases. And because they feel impotent to stop it, they create scenarios where everyone is on the take and it's one big conspirac…

The anti-GMO movement is anti-science/progress. They said so.

One of the issues rolling around regarding the anti-gmo movement is whether they are anti-science. The issue has been bandied about on various blogs and columns and in the Twittersphere.  After all, the movement isn't against all science, just the science that disagrees with their worldview, and that worldview seems to be corporations + science = …

Norman Borlaug and Vandana Shiva were walking along a beach…

Norman Borlaug* and Vandana Shiva were walking along a beach when they came upon a bottle. Borlaug reached down, picked it up and opened it. A genie appeared and thanked them for releasing him. He was so grateful that he offered to grant the two any wish they wanted. He turned to Borlaug and asked him what he wanted. Borlaug didn't miss a beat an…

Is organic farming the boy in the bubble of agriculture?

In their opposition to GMOs, organic farmers point to the possible contamination of their crops. The use of the word contamination in itself is hyperbole and note the qualifier, possible. What they mean is cross-pollination, a less scary sounding word. Their vocabulary is full of maybes, could happens, and what ifs? Organic farmers seem to be…

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…