Two unnecessary instances of how government is trying to tell the public what they should, should not, and must do, to keep healthy: (1) mandatory GMO labeling is the way to go, and (2) too much salt, is, well, too much, and some restaurants must warn patrons of that.
On a recent radio food program, a trade representative for an organic corporation objected to labels showing pesticide use. But if transparency is what's important, why did she protest?
Is the Campbell Soup Co. crazy for putting GMO labels on its food, the very thing it recently said was an unnecessary scare tactic by Big Organic? Not at all, and here are several compelling reasons why that's the case.
As guest writer Vivian Moses points out, we can trace the anti-GM movement to two things: increasing disillusion as a result of the progress of left-wing ideologies, and a growing awareness of environmental problems.
Writing at Reason, Ron Bailey dissects some worrying trends and then highlights some insight on cancer which, I am proud to say, came from us.
People tend to fear what they don't understand, and cannot control. And that adds to the apprehension people have when evaluating the safety of food produced using genetically modified organisms. But added safety may be found in a new concept: a biologically-engineered "kill switch" for GM microbes.
At long last, the FDA approved biotech salmon, AquaAdvantage, which is bred to grow to twice the size of other fish. But in contrast to every scientific study and advisory, the editorial board of The New York Times writes that the genetically-modified fish should be labelled. We take issue with that position.
All of today's domestic turkeys -- even the ones labeled organic -- are actually of the GMO variety. Years of artificial selection by optimizing genetic traits have made the genome of the turkey we eat significantly different than the genome of those found in the wild. Therefore, unless you shot yours in the woods, the turkey heading to your table is not "natural."
Taco Bell will join other fast food companies in the movement towards cage-free eggs, but what does this label really mean?
Genetically modified salmon has finally gotten approval from the FDA, making it the first GM animal in the United States to be cleared for human consumption. But what does it mean for you? A whole lot more sustainable, locally-grown fish.
When food is a values issue, it becomes bigger than science.
Anti-science people are really organized. Come and behold as one glowingly reviews another while pretending to be objective.