Scientist attacked by anti-pesticide activists for breast milk study

During mid-August, professor Shelley McGuire at Washington State University and a team of researchers published a study recently that showed that breast milk did not contain glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup pesticides. Biology Fortified reveals upon learning of the manuscript’s publication, activists with the anti-pesticide group Moms Across America and Sustainable Pulse and US…

Green-backed European GMO ban is killing Africans

Reason magazine recently looked back at an Economist article published during 2002 that highlighted the ban on the importation of American food that was made from genetically modified organisms (GMO’s). Consequenty, the lives of 15 million Africans were put at risk and the population of countries who banned GMO’s had been consuming them for many…

Neil deGrasse Tyson gives the lowdown on GMOs

There is a lot of information and misinformation about GMOs in our food chain. In this StarTalk interview, radio host and scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks to Food Evolution filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy and plant geneticist Pamela Ronald to understand some of the fact-based science around this controversial topic.

Rethinking Green: Toward a realistic environmentalism

Ecologist and environmentalist Stewart Brand presents thought-provoking solutions for producing a society based on a vision he has of sustainability. Brand does subscribe to human-induced climate change, but advocates for realistic, science-based solutions to address it. He has been very critical of the environmentalist movement, respectfully, and his proposals are detailed in his book

Environmentalist filmmaker makes anti-food system, GMO film

Emmy-winning filmmaker Cyrus Sutton has made a film titled Island Earth which is, according to Modern Farmer pitched as being a movie about the complicated ways of farming in Hawaii. The film is said to highlight ancient, regenerative farming methods as a means of the island state to reduce the amount of food it imports and…