Eating in the Dark

Eating in the Dark

I’m sick of writing about labeling genetically engineered foods. I’m sick of it because there’s really one thing to say, and I’ve said it before: Americans have a right to know how their food is produced. Period. The fact is that most processed...
Pope Francis Weighs In on Newfangled Crops

Pope Francis Weighs In on Newfangled Crops

Does genetically engineering crops — creating seeds with the DNA of other species inserted in them, like a tomato with DNA that includes genes from a fish — violate religious principles? People with a vested interest have tried for years to speak on the Vatican’s...
Cargill’s Integrity-Free Soybean Oil

Cargill’s Integrity-Free Soybean Oil

Can you have your hypocrisy and eat it, too? I don’t think so. But Cargill Inc. is doing its damndest to invalidate the old admonition that eating your cake today means not having it tomorrow. As a leading producer and user of ingredients that contain...
Let Them Eat Rice

Let Them Eat Rice

A recent Scientific American blog post blamed environmentalists for costing poor, malnourished people an estimated 1,424,000 life years in India alone. Why? Because they presumably kept Golden Rice off the market for over a decade when it could have been helping the...
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