Things Are about to Get Even Worse in Venezuela

In its finite wisdom, the Maduro regime in Caracas--which has turned just about everything that it has touched to a disaster--has now decided to tackle the issue of food distribution: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has promised to nationalize food distribution in the South American nation beset with record shortages of basic goods, runaway inflation and …

Chipotle’s Absolutely Worthless Stance against GMOs

Detailed here. Of course, it ought to go without saying that there is no scientific support whatsoever behind Chipotle's move, but even if we put that to the side, we see that the company only serves to make itself look ridiculous with this latest publicity gambit: Here’s why Chipotle’s move especially smells like pandering BS. …

Quote of the Day

Mohammed Rahman doesn’t know it yet, but his small farm in central Bangladesh is globally significant. Mr. Rahman, a smallholder farmer in Krishnapur, about 60 miles northwest of the capital, Dhaka, grows eggplant on his meager acre of waterlogged land. As we squatted in the muddy field, examining the lush green foliage and shiny purple …

Head, Meet Desk

Oh boy: A recent survey by the Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics finds that over 80 percent of Americans support “mandatory labels on foods containing DNA,” about the same number as support mandatory labeling of GMO foods “produced with genetic engineering.” We really do need better science education in this country. And incidentally, is it …

How Very Horrifying

If you are going to oppose genetically modified organisms--even though such opposition would make no sense whatsoever from a scientific standpoint--it is incumbent upon you to actually know what genetically modified organisms are. You should certainly know what the acronym GMO stands for Unfortunately . . . well . . . look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzEr23XJwFY (Via Bill Bradley, …

Quote of the Day

Food has become a battleground, and one of the fiercest fights involves genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. With the aid of genetic engineering, we have created corn, soybeans, cotton and other crops with specific genes that help them resist pests, diseases and herbicides. Supporters trumpet the reduced costs and increased yields, especially in the developing …

Let Me Repeat what I Have Said Before about the Anti-GMO Crowd

They are out to kill people. Or, at the very least, they do a very good impression of people out to kill other people: It's easy to scare people about what's in their food, but the danger is almost never real. And the fear itself kills. Take the panic over genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. …

Reform Cannot Come Fast Enough to Iran

I'm sure that Iranians will be the first to tell you as much: In a rare expression of regret by an Iranian official, President Hassan Rouhani has said that he is sorry for any troubles with the distribution of a food ration to the poor, following reports that three people have died waiting for the goods in …