Every year Earth Day brings out a variety of termites and this year is no different. Lo and behold the so-called Environmental Working Group publishes its fourteenth annual Dirty Dozen list describing which products in your local supermarket’s produce aisle are allegedly contaminated by pesticides. This being done in hopes of you embracing an organic… Read More Ignore the Scare-Mongering About Pesticides
Many in the media say there’s a conservative war on science. John Stossel asks is this true? No, says John Tierney, Contributing Editor at the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal. Tierney says the real war on science is the one from the left.
Let it never be said that the Left won’t let a good crisis go to waste. An alert blogger at Medium points out that one anti-GMO activist decided to try to twist the protests in Ferguson, Missouri to demonize Monsanto instead. Every year a prominent anti-GMO activist, William Talen, holds a protest on Thanksgiving outside… Read More “Reverend Billy” Tried to Use Ferguson Protests to Demonize Monsanto
Video blogger Myles Power reviews part of Gary Null’s 2012 anti-GMO documentary Seeds of Death: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs.
In an article published in The Des Moines Register today, Scientists at Iowa State University (ISU) allege Russia is supporting fake news reports online to undermine US GMO production. According to Doctors Shawn Dorius and Carolyn Lawrence-Dill, both scientists state their research shows Russia is funding propaganda in the US in order to bolster their… Read More The Des Moines Register’s #FakeNews GMO Story
After conducting a meta-analysis of over 6000 peer-reviewed manuscripts that detail 21 years of research on the effects of genetically modified corn, scientists out of the University of Pisa, Italy have determined that GMO’s are completely safe. The EconoTimes reports: “The results support the cultivation of GE maize, mainly due to enhanced grain quality and… Read More Scientists: GMO’s Are Definitely Safe
Despite the Philippines and Bangladesh edging toward commercializing it, New Zealand’s food regulation agency (FSANZ) endorsed approving importing Golden Rice for sale in order to reduce trade disorder with Asian countries that allow it. Unfortunately, an opposition group named GE-Free New Zealand has started an effort urging New Zealand’s food safety minister to review the… Read More Golden Rice: Loved by humanitarians, reviled by environmentalists
The Institue of Economic Affairs’s Head of Education Dr Steve Davies and News Editor Kate Andrews discuss how farming technology is revolutionising our world. Although current discussions of the future of tech tend to focus on AI, automation and robotics, Steve explains how recent advancements in farming offer solutions some of the key crises of… Read More How technology will help us feed the world
A pervasive fear of overpopulating the world swept America and other countries in the late 1960s and ‘70s, but a revolution in food production turned predictions of a population bomb into a worldwide boom. The left-wing alarmism about mankind’s imminent doom and gloom has been going on for years. Like all doomsayers, they were and… Read More We’re All Gonna Starve … No, Wait!
The most common variety of banana, the seedless Cavendish, is under threat from a fungus known as Fusarium wilt. The Wall Street Journal reports that research projects are under way around the globe to find a replacement using (you guessed it) genetic modification.