labeling

Category archives for labeling

“If you’re looking to know whats in your food, well theres a lot of stuff in your food, and theres already a lot of stuff on the label,” says Lemeaux. “And a lot of people already dont read the label.”

Warning: GMO

Just read some of the comments on Amy Harmon’s #GMO labeling story from Friday’s NYT. Guess people care about this topic. Here are some excerpts: “Unless you are foraging, eating wild-berries, game, etc… then you are consuming GMO food. There is no logical definition of #GMO food” “Conservatives deny data on global warming; Liberals deny…

Click here to see the Dr. Oz show on GE crops with yours truly. I tried to provide a science-based perspective to the audience. It was a tough go, though, because one of the other panelists (Jeffery Smith, a former Iowa political candidate for the Natural Law Party with no discernible scientific or agricultural training)…

Sweet Success

Clearly, transparency is critical but how much does the source of funding matter if it is fully disclosed? Among the scientific community, government funded research is generally considered trustworthy and as a benefit for the public good. Still, that view is not universal. I have been accused of “taking government funding” for my research (which…

Cranks Sowing Seeds of Doubt

Thanks to Alex Palazzo for alerting me to the article The Paranoid Style in American Science by Daniel Engber of Slate. This is a three-part series on radical skepticism and the rise of conspiratorial thinking about science. Unfortunately it is all too familiar. As Alex notes, the series discusses how certain people (i.e. climate skeptics,…

Guest blogger Rob Hebert is a second-year student at Georgetown Law. Before moving to DC, he lived in Brooklyn, NY, just blocks from a bar that had over twenty-five beers on tap and thirty arcade machines that all played for a quarter. He can draw you a pretty interesting graph relating “Drinks Consumed” to “Last…

The Changemakers international online community selected biofortified, a group website devoted to providing factual information and fostering discussion about plant genetics, especially genetic engineering, as the grand prize winner in the GMO Risk or Rescue Competition. This would not have been possible without the leadership of Karl Haro von Mogel, graduate student and blogger Anastasia…