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Commentary & Opinion
Commentary & Opinion
July 13, 2020 Viewpoint: Organic food represents a ‘reactionary’ ideology that doesn’t promote health or sustainable farming?—and should not be subsidizedSource: Genetic Literacy Project
However, the health and environmental benefits it claims are based on shaky scientific foundations. The very philosophy of “organic” is questionable from a methodological point of view.
July 19, 2019 The Rise of Coffee ShamingSource: The Atlantic
Millennials make up less than a quarter of the overall U.S. population, but in 2016, they drank an estimated 44 percent of the nation’s coffee.
July 10, 2019 New Coke Didn’t Fail. It Was Murdered.Source: Mother Jones
For more than three decades, New Coke has been held up as the bad idea by which all other bad ideas are measured. Do a quick Google search for “the worst idea since New Coke” and you’ll find an encyclopedia of face-palms....
Source: The Conversation
Most Americans take clean drinking water for granted as a convenience of modern life. The United States has one of the world’s safest drinking water supplies, but new challenges constantly emerge
March 6, 2019 Viewpoint: Anti-GMO Organic Consumers Association helps Russia spread dangerous myths raising fake concerns about vaccines and biotechnologySource: Genetic Literacy Project
Russian trolls are meddling wherever and whenever they can to cause societal strife. Radio Free Europe reports that Russian trolls may have contributed to the massive measles outbreak in Europe ...
January 23, 2019 Viewpoint: GMO crops are key to sustainable farming—why are some scientists afraid to talk about them?Source: Genetic Literary Project
Sustainable intensification. . .comprises agricultural processes or systems in which production is maintained or increased while progressing toward substantial enhancement of environmental outcomes. It incorporates these...
Source: Anthropocene Magazine
The idea of devoting half of Earth’s terrestrial surface to rich, intact forms of nature has stirred conservationist imaginations in the last few years. It’s an inspiring vision, simple yet powerful, a bright aspiration amidst...
Source: Orange County Register
Will your veggies give you cancer? Probably not, according to a Reuters investigative report which uncovered severe intellectual dishonesty in a decision to classify the popular weed killer glyphosate as a “probable human...
February 13, 2017 Food waste is a scandal, but to blame it on millennials is nonsenseSource: The Guardian
But the real deciding factors in whether or not people waste food aren’t to do with age or social media: they’re about income, local amenities, shift patterns, if you were ever taught to cook and how much you care about the...
But no one has demonstrated that GM crops pose any unique problem and there seems to be no way for them to be responsible for anything as a class. If there is indeed no danger, then why don’t we just do the sensible thing and...
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