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Podcast: Food snobbery vs the Impossible Burger: A skeptical look at health claims about plant-based meat

"Natural food" advocates have blasted Impossible and Beyond as unhealthy. Let's look at their arguments ...
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Viewpoint: Activists hurt farmers by fueling public’s disconnect with modern agriculture

Farmers are increasingly frustrated and dispirited by the demands and unrealistic expectations of food advocacy groups and activists such as ...
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How genetics could help agroecology—the science, not the political movement

Agroecology isn’t rocket science So wrote Daniel Moss, head of the AgroEcology Fund, and Mark Bittman, former food columnist, 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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Was there Russian collusion? When it comes to prominent anti-GMO groups, the disturbing answer is ‘yes’

Modern genetic engineering techniques applied to agriculture are making stunning advances. This year, after decades in (gratuitous) regulatory limbo, the ...
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Mark Bittman: Obama ‘did virtually nothing in eight years’ on food policy

...[L]ike nearly every election before it, the current one has been nearly 100 percent free of any debate around the ...
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Are GMO labels ‘a Trojan horse for big government intervention’ in our food supply?

Mark Bittman, the former New York Times food writer... is baaaaack–with a Times op-ed titled,“GMO Labeling Law Could Stir a Revolution.” . ...
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Viewpoint: Mark Bittman, ever the clown, still isn’t funny

This article originally appeared at Forbes and has been republished here with permission of the author. Mark Bittman, the former ...

Mark Bittman: GMO labeling law could increase transparency on food production

President Obama recently signed the weakest [GMO] labeling law imaginable, and to most of the food movement, this felt like ...
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Mark Bittman’s wrong: Mega production monocultures of corn and soy aren’t result of GMOs

Mark Bittman has an editorial today in the New York Times on the new GMO labeling laws. . . . I was ...
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GMO hypocrisy? Celebrity chefs, foodies oppose ‘right to know’ what’s in their food

Several celebrity chefs been quite vocal in their support for the consumers 'right to know' about GMOs but have opposed ...
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Mark Bittman on labeling: It’s counterproductive for us to provide nutritional information

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. I have been developing, ...

Mark Bittman, former NYT columnist, struggling in new gig selling vegan meals

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. What happens when a ...
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Viewpoint: Bittman of the ‘Times’ finds the real world harder than he expected

This article originally ran at Forbes and has been republished here with permission of the author. What happens when a ...
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Bungled science: Why you should wrap GMO salmon in The New York Times

The New York Times said in an editorial that they have a 'right to know' what they are eating when ...
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Viewpoint: That fishy stench from The New York Times

This article originally ran at Forbes and has been republished here with permission of the author. For one brief, shining ...
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FOIA emails reveal anti-GMO, pro-organic spin ‘A team’ led by Tom Philpott and Michael Pollan

A trove of new emails tied to former professor Charles Benbrook shines an ethically harsh light on the journalistic ethics ...

Mark Bittman’s ‘urban farming’ can’t address hunger of poor but GMO but industrial agriculture can

Should the poor look to weeds from cracks in the sidewalk as a source of nutritious, organic free food? New ...
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My journey from suburban mom and chef to GMO and science advocate

I’m a suburban mom. I became an accidental activist when I uncovered a nefarious corporate/government scheme to poison my food ...
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Mark Bittman: Food movement has bigger issues to tackle than GMO labeling

There is some talk about the food movement’s winning. I’m not even sure such a thing as a food movement ...
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What’s behind knee jerk concerns about glyphosate, GMOs?

The world’s most commonly sprayed herbicide—glyphosate—is currently trapped in a familiar media cycle. The cycle goes something like this: 1) ...

Anti-organics researcher foodies love: Brian Wansink explains how to ‘trick’ ourselves into eating healthier

Brian Wansink, a Cornell food psychologist runs Cornell's Food and Brand Lab, devoted to studying how our physical surroundings—everything from supermarket ...

Food movement glorifies organic food but disdains average farmers

I'm a dodo bird. Or maybe a passenger pigeon. As a corn and soybean farmer, a chemical spraying, fertilizer spreading, ...

Mark Bittman’s tepid endorsement of GM overshadowed by shallow attacks on modern agriculture

Does New York Times food writer Mark Bittman get anything right? I doubt it. His recent commentary, “Leave Organic Out of ...
Viewpoint: The New York Times food writer who is always out to lunch

Viewpoint: The New York Times food writer who is always out to lunch

This article originally ran at Forbes and has been republished here with permission of the author. Does New York Times ...
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Mark Bittman’s moderation on GMOs may be too late to rescue foodies links to fear tactics

For GMO opponents, it’s been a good news/bad news week. The good news: Vermont became the first state to mandate the labeling ...
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GMO critic NY Times foodie Mark Bittman says dangers of crop biotechnology “overrated”

In a reversal, New York Times food writer, Mark Bittman--a frequent critic--says the dangers of GMOs is exaggerated. He contends ...

Mark Bittman weighs in: How many cheers for Cheerios?

Well, a major and venerable American brand has gone and announced that it contains no genetically modified organisms (G.M.O.'s). Cheerios is G.M.O.-free! ...