Monthly Archives: March 2014

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The Battle Over GMOs: A Story of Microwave Ovens, Global Warming, Scientific Denial and the Politics of Fear

The Battle Over GMOs: A Story of Microwave Ovens, Global Warming, Scientific Denial and the Politics of Fear

When microwave ovens emerged in earnest on the commercial market in the 1970’s, a coordinated effort was launched to discredit the technology behind one of the most revolutionary appliances in modern times.

Scientists, academics, journalists, policymakers, consumers and activist […]

GMO Labeling: A Game-Changing Event That Avoided the Headlines?

GMO Labeling: A Game-Changing Event That Avoided the Headlines?

It all started in California in 2012. Proponents of placing labels on foods made with GMO ingredients qualified their proposal for the state’s November election ballot. After a decade-long slumber, the GMO issue was back.

Simple enough, many labeling opponents thought. Win in one of the most liberal […]