My review of the GMO doc Food Evolution

I saw this doc about a year ago, so I'm going from memory. Forgive me if I get some things wrong. Adamchak & Nye is the name of a San Francisco detective agency. That's Raoul Adamchak and Bill Nye. The two are partners, but Raoul doesn't like Bill much. A mysterious woman, who goes by the name of Miss Malkan walks into their office. By nightfa…

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. …

Thinking beyond Argumentum ad Monsantum.

I wish Monsanto would go away. The anti-GMO activist obsession with them has queered the genetic technology discussion. It has clouded their thinking. Common Dreams has a link to a pdf, which I won't link to here, that is a history of Monsanto's evil chemicals.  The logic is since they created or helped create such poisons as Agent Orange, the fa…

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…

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…

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…

Everybody Panic! Eating GM wheat will destroy your liver!

On comment boards across the vast interwebs, people swear they suffered from all kinds of physical ills until they gave up eating GMO foods, more often than not, it's genetically modified wheat. There's only one problem, there is no genetically modified wheat on the market. Therein lies another problem with the anti-GMO crowd. They ascribe all …

The idiot left and GMOs

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240"] All rights reserved by hdoug50[/caption] “The reason I am occupying Monsanto and willing to put myself at risk of arrest is because Monsanto has genetically engineered food crops to contain novel untested compounds that result in more weed killer sprayed on our food, without informing consumers."---G…

Another flawed GMO study, again

Gilles-Eric Seralini is back in the news again. He's released yet another study that shows Monsanto's Bt corn causes tumors and multiple organ damage. Seralini has done this study twice before and both times they were discredited as majorly flawed. The reactions to this one has met with the same reactions. The big question many are asking about …