Tag Archive for GMO

Chipotle pulls an anti-GMO PR move

Is this really feasible? Does it make sense? Chipotle dumps GMOs: Why the fast food chain’s latest achievement is so unprecedented – Salon.com. Chipotle, the “fast-causal” chain widely praised for catalyzing the downfall of McDonalds, has gone (nearly) GMO-free. The company announced Monday that it’s succeeded in ridding its menu of food made with genetically…

Seralini’s paper about rats with tumors from GM food is RETRACTED

An extremely controversial paper that made waves in the media over a year ago has FINALLY been retracted because it’s a piece of crap. We covered the story in three pieces from September to November of 2012. The paper was universally panned as terrible science that did not support the conclusions which were obviously biased…

The gluten overreaction

This seems more complicated than “I’m allergic to wheat products”. Doctors Say Changes In Wheat Do Not Explain Rise Of Celiac Disease : The Salt : NPR. Gluten-free diets are all the rage, now a best-selling book is helping raise the interest. A cardiologist has authored a book saying “Wheat is the most destructive thing…

I’d like my shampoo gluten-free, please

The Voice of Young Science, an early career researchers group, pens an open letter to supermarket CEOs calling them out on their misleading marketing ploys. And, yes, there is such a thing as gluten-free shampoo though there seems to be 0.21% reasons for it. Supermarkets cash in on unfounded fears about food and health. We have all…

A 180 degree turn on GMOs. Thank science.

A heartening story about changing your mind. Because he discovered science. Leading Environmental Activist’s Blunt Confession: I Was Completely Wrong To Oppose GMOs. If you fear genetically modified food, you may have Mark Lynas to thank. By his own reckoning, British environmentalist helped spur the anti-GMO movement in the mid-‘90s, arguing as recently at 2008…

Academics call out Dr. Oz as misleading

Long list of academics berate Dr. Oz and urge him to disavow misleading claims. Dr. Oz Presents Highly Innacurate Information. An October 2012 airing of the Dr. Oz television program includes the use of graphic images alleging associations between specific health risks and foods from crops produced using agricultural biotechnology. We the undersigned academics, scientists,…