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Viewpoint: Federal regulators should clamp down on ‘misleading’ non-GMO advertising

For a long time, American consumers .... could read a food label or product advertisement and trust that the information ...
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What is ‘clean eating’? Consumers say popular marketing trend is ‘confusing’ and ‘pretentious’

While phrases such as ‘eating clean’ are starting to appear more frequently in consumer marketing, Mintel research shows some consumers ...
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Viewpoint: Farmers turn to social media to educate public about exaggerated benefits of organic and non-GMO labeled foods

Years ago, before I fell in love with a farmer and became one myself, I was a big-city girl who ...
Viewpoint: Organic vs GMO debate distracts from real food security issues

Viewpoint: Organic vs GMO debate distracts from real food security issues

.... For several years now, GMOs and organic have consumed America’s attention. It isn’t our interest in these topics that is ...
Health benefits of hot dog water? Profitable prank illustrates problem with food labels

Health benefits of hot dog water? Profitable prank illustrates problem with food labels

Festival-goers in Canada recently got the opportunity to buy an innovative new health product: hot dog water. Boasting health benefits ...
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Viewpoint: Greenpeace and ‘the awful reality of anti-science activism’

The Austrian research portal "Addendum" released a bombshell video regarding the facts, figures, and positions regarding GMO foods. In this ...
A Nutritionist Reflects on the Sad State of Health Education About GMOs and Farming at Schools and Universities

A Nutritionist Reflects on the Sad State of Health Education About GMOs and Farming at Schools and Universities

Ruth MacDonald, PhD, Author, Professor and Chair, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University, and Interim Senior ...
Viewpoint: FDA gives organic food marketers a pass on deceptive labeling—at consumer expense

Viewpoint: FDA gives organic food marketers a pass on deceptive labeling—at consumer expense

[W]hen it comes to the $47-billion-a-year organic industry, the FDA gives a complete pass to blatantly false and deceptive advertising ...
When a Farmer and a Dietitian are the Same Person: Telling Stories to Counter Misinformation about Biotechnology

When a Farmer and a Dietitian are the Same Person: Telling Stories to Counter Misinformation about Biotechnology

Jennie Schmidt, Third-Generation Maryland Farmer, Registered Dietitian, Member of the Global Farmer Network | August 7, 2018 Highlights: Combining a ...
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Video: New education campaign gives ‘farmer moms’ a voice in the GMO debate

A Fresh Look is one of the newest efforts to give farmers a voice about GMOs and speak directly to the ...
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What causes cancer? Challenge is distinguishing ‘between myth and reality’

Misleading information about what can and can't cause cancer is incredibly prevalent in our society ...
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Talking Biotech: Probing the psychology of consumers who fear GMOs

Why do consumers fear technologies that have generated an abundant food supply? Economist Dr. David Just explains how emotion influences ...
As 'GMO-free' food market booms, Nestlé  sued for mislabeling products containing GMOs

As ‘GMO-free’ food market booms, Nestlé sued for mislabeling products containing GMOs

Nestlé is facing a federal class-action lawsuit in Los Angeles alleging it sold products labeled as having "No GMO Ingredients" ...
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Viewpoint: A field trip inside Green anti-GMO campaigning

A few months ago, I went to [an] event called European Ideas Lab, organized in Brussels by the Greens/EFA, the green ...
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Viewpoint: Nigeria must rely on science to find its way through the GMO debate

The global evolution in science has lead to the emergence and adoption of agricultural biotechnology in some parts of the ...
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Celestial Seasonings accused of misleading consumers with non-GMO label

Anything calling itself “sleepy time” should be calm and relaxing, right? But there’s not much comfort to be found in ...
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Viewpoint: How organic activists use intimidation and character assassination to attack GMOs

In Part 1,  I described the vendetta by the Russian government's propaganda apparatus against technologies like fracking and modern genetic ...
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Former Monsanto CTO Robb Fraley: Here’s why GMO labels deceive consumers

Imagine that some enterprising souls in the U.S. decide one day that shoes are bad, and begin drumming up support and ...
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Prominent anti-GMO NGOs and organic businesses partnered with Russia to ‘smear’ American agriculture

It's no secret that although the Internet has vastly improved our lives in many respects, it has downsides — less ...
Viewpoint: Stonyfield Organic enlisted 'rapid response team' of academics to 'scare people' about GMOs

Viewpoint: Stonyfield Organic enlisted ‘rapid response team’ of academics to ‘scare people’ about GMOs

2015 was the peak of the GMO labeling debate. Bills were being thrown around at both the state and federal ...
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Even as managed honeybee colonies hit record numbers, another threat to their health is identified: Mystery viruses

The quest to figure out what's behind honeybee deaths has become as much a political question as a scientific one. Recent ...
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Viewpoint: Here’s how to separate science from marketing hype on food labels

If your head starts spinning when trying to make healthy and budget-friendly food choices, you’re not alone. Take a look ...
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Viewpoint: Why the term ‘GMO’ contributes nothing to debates over food safety

Many people believe that a so-called “genetically modified organism” (GMO) is a term that has some significance for interpreting the ...
In the Battle to Regulate GMOS, Gene Editing and other New Breeding Techniques, Who Has ‘Hazard Blood’ on their Hands?

In the Battle to Regulate GMOS, Gene Editing and other New Breeding Techniques, Who Has ‘Hazard Blood’ on their Hands?

David Zaruk, Founder of GreenFacts, Environmental-Health Risk Governance Analyst, Professor at Odisee University College | July 26, 2018 This third ...
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Why is there so much ‘fear and loathing’ of anything biotech?

In this era marked by Grand Canyon-sized divides among Americans, there’s one subject that seems to unite people, no matter ...
Precautionary Politics: Europe Moves Backward into a Fear-Based ‘Dark Ages’ in Regulating Agriculture and Cancer Risks

Precautionary Politics: Europe Moves Backward into a Fear-Based ‘Dark Ages’ in Regulating Agriculture and Cancer Risks

David Zaruk, Founder of GreenFacts, Environmental-Health Risk Governance Analyst, Professor at Odisee University College | July 25, 2018 Highlights: The ...
Viewpoint: Why the French media still defend Séralini's discredited GMO rat tumor study

Viewpoint: Why the French media still defend Séralini’s discredited GMO rat tumor study

In recent months, the [French] media has had little interest in reporting the results of three large-scale studies that reviewed and confirmed the safety ...
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Viewpoint: Powerful new food industry group promises to promote science-based policies—but will it?

Four of the largest food companies have combined forces to form a new advocacy association. Danone North America; Mars, Incorporated; ...

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