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…

Progressive thinking and the rise of the anti-science left.

When Chris Mooney's (no relation) book, The Republican War on Science appeared in 2005, the liberal/left applauded. Mooney set out his case about what a menace Republicans were to science. He was right, but I remember thinking at the time, that's all well and good, but I see much of the same anti-science mindset on the left side of the aisle. I th…

Stupid hippies sign petition to ban water

"These passionate, informed people didn't even need to ask what dihydrogen Monoxide is. They didn't even ask. Man, there were a lot of people who signed the petition. We're not talking a handful of dopes, we're talking hundreds." [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi3erdgVVTw?rel=0]…

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…

Organic and anti-gmo activists: Fox News of the Left

The race is heating up for Prop. 37, the gmo labeling law in California. It's being touted as the consumer's right to know what is in their food. The plain fact is that all the evidence they have to support their side is based on bad and flawed science and/or outright lies. The liberal/left is always pointing to the anti-science mindset of the rig…

Child’s coloring book too complicated for anti-gmo crowd

Recently Monsanto put out a coloring book for children explaining what biotechnology is. Some people have a problem with that. One of those people expressing concern is a columnist Christine G.K. LaPado-Bregliafor who writs for the Chico California newspaper, the Chico News Review. In her column Keeping up with Monsanto, she writes, "the book is f…

Let’s put creationism to a vote

One of the big talking points in the GMO labeling campaign is that a majority of people want their food labeled if it contains genetically modified ingredients. Why is Big Fooda trying to thwart the will of the people? Good point. We live in a democracy. Why not allow people to vote on GMO labeling? Okay. I suggest we put creationism to a vote. L…

GMO labeling supporter doesn’t want his products labeled.

One of the big talking points by anti-GMO advocates is if GMO products are safe, why are companies afraid to label them? Well, apparently what's good for the GMO goose is not good for the anti-GMO gander. Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois introduced an amendment to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Safety and Innovation Act which would requ…

California GMO labeling law: Bad science, crackpots and hucksters

In November, California voters will decide on a law that requires mandatory labeling of food products made with genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs (the O is for “organism”). It has been framed by its supporters as a right-to-know issue, playing Organic David to GMO’s Goliath. To its detractors, it’s nothing more than a campaign of fe…

Farmers vs. Monsanto: What’s the real agenda?

Any time anyone tries to take down a brutal behemoth like Monsanto, you have to gives them kudos. It's well known that they are ruthless in their pursuit of farmers who unknowingly have their crops cross-pollinated by the company's GMOs. Monsanto has a nasty habit of stomping on and extorting money from innocent farmers in their patent enforcement …