The anti-GMO gang that couldn’t label straight

Throughout the Prop 37 campaign we heard the refrain from the GMO labeling crowd, "Just label it." They wanted to know what Big Ag was hiding. It was, after all, just a simple label, May Contain Genetically Modified Ingredients.  After a long battle the initiative went down to defeat. But supporters vowed to carry on in their quest. And they made…

Anti-GMO crowd takes their “medicine show” national

From the ashes of the defeat of Prop 37, a new group has arisen, like an Organic Phoenix.  The group, calling itself the GMO Inside campaign is planning to take their show national.   The main players are Food Democracy Now!, Green America, Foodbabe, Nature's Path and Nutiva and...wait for it... the ever popular Institute for Responsible Techno…

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…

Support for California GMO labeling law in free fall

Recently, the big guys opposing Prop. 37  started pouring their millions into television ads in an effort to sway public opinion and defeat the measure.  Up until the ads started running, all polls led to an overwhelming win for the labeling law. Now the gap has tightened up. The latest polls say that support has declined in the last two weeks, f…