Prop. 37 aftermath: Sour organic grapes

Anti-GMO activists in California and elsewhere are wringing their hands after the defeat of their pet ballot initiative requiring labeling of GMO foods. The result as I write this is 53.1%-46.9%. How are supporters taking this defeat? If internet comment boards are any indication, not too well.  The anti-GMO crowd is sounding like the Republicans…

The zany and madcap world of the GMO labeling crowd

The GMO labeling crowd seems to be quite the wacky bunch.  Out in front you have a yogic flying dance teacher, a snake-oil salesman, a professional protester, and an alternative  health knucklehead who claims GMOs are the equivalent of Zyklon B. Oh, and GMOs are the new thalidomide as well. All are in the anti-vaccine camp and all of them are ant…

Anti-GMO activists react to GMO experts with claims of bias.

Anti-GMO activists have finally showed themselves for the dolts they are. I just came across this post on the Red, Green and Blue website. (via the activist site GM Watch) The post, Yes, scientists are attacking the latest Monsanto study – but not because of the science seeks to discredit the scientists quoted in the Science Media Centre's (SMC) …

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 …

Biggest donor to Prop 37 in trouble with the FDA over misleading claims

I've written on this blog before about internet quack Dr. Mercola who hawks questionable supplements on his website. He is for labeling of GMOs but not his products. He spreads disinformation about GMOs and is the biggest donor to the GMO labeling law in California. He also has trouble with the FDA who have sent him several cease and desist let…

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…