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. …

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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, …

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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. …

Being Against Genetically Modified Crops Means Being Anti-Science

And notwithstanding its boasts to the contrary, the port side of the partisan divide can be just as anti-science as it accuses the starboard side of being: From the moment the bill to ban genetically engineered crops on the island of Hawaii was introduced in May 2013, it garnered more vocal support than any the County Council …

Once Again: GMOs Do Not Threaten Public Health

And the major study purporting to prove the contrary argument has been discredited: As the Genetic Literacy Project reports, the GMO wars are escalateing after the discrediting of a central pillar of the anti-crop biotechnology movement and the stumbling by a prominent science journal. Gilles-Éric Séralini, author of the controversial rat study that claimed to show that genetically modified …

People Who Are Against Genetically Modified Foods Are Ill-Informed, and Willing to Let Millions Starve to Death

Read all about it. And remember the port side's insane, completely unjustified opposition to genetically modified foods the next time that someone tells you that the American left and center-left has some kind of monopoly on respect for science and the scientific method.Oh, and be sure to watch the video:Anyone really surprised to find out …