To my fellow 1968 babies: Happy 50th birthday.
Amid the overwrought 1968 remembrances that will ornament news coverage this year — grainy film clips of assassinations and war protests, interviews with aging hippies, long columns in the New York Times about how Ho ...
Organic Food Won’t Help You Get Pregnant
Struggling with infertility is a crushing experience. It is humiliating and painful, both physically and emotionally, because treatments often involve a litany of invasive tests and surgeries. Infertility patients take several rounds of powerful drugs, followed by careful monitoring, more ...
The Lynch Mob Targets Scott Pruitt
Scott Pruitt, Trump’s EPA administrator, is the top target of the anti-Trump lynch mob. He’s enduring daily attack pieces in the media and threats of violence against him and his family. It’s hard to think of any ...
Congress Should Investigate the Organic Scam
Several lawmakers just introduced a bill that would nearly triple the budget for the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP), the federal agency in charge of overseeing the U.S. organic market. But before we hand over more tax dollars ...
Why That $3 Organic Apple Might Not Be Organic After All
If you’ve ever questioned whether those overpriced, organic avocados from Mexico at the grocery store are actually organic, you have good reason to be wary.
A blistering report issued this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture exposes ...
The New York Times Botches a Climate-Change Story
If the day ends in a y, the New York Times will run at least one breathless, apocalyptic story about how man-made climate change is destroying the planet and the future of our children. The paper has an entire propaganda ...
Trump’s Win Squelched the Anti-GMO movement
What a difference a year makes.
Last summer, the anti-GMO movement was riding high. The nation’s first GMO-labeling law had kicked in July 1 in Vermont, forcing companies to disclose whether their products contained ingredients that were genetically modified. A ...
Stop Enjoying Summer, Climate Activists Advise
The Merchants of Misery — a.k.a., climate scientists — are working overtime to shame you about all the pleasures you’re enjoying this summer and how your selfish indulgences will cause the planet’s demise. Grilling your favorite cheeseburger? Glutton! ...
The Organic Industry Is in Turmoil
Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, the grocer that brought pricey organic food to the masses, comes during a time of turmoil in the organic industry: The Department of Agriculture is continuing to investigate the importation of millions of pounds ...
A Clean Energy’s Dirty Little Secret
Clean energy may not be so clean after all.
A new study by Environmental Progress (EP) warns that toxic waste from used solar panels now poses a global environmental threat. The Berkeley-based group found that solar panels create 300 times more ...
Au Revoir, Paris Climate Accord
A few days after President Trump said the U.S. would pull out of the Paris climate accord, a group of political and corporate heavy hitters announced that they are still in.
The climate flank of the Trump resistance is ...
When ‘Organic’ Food Isn’t
When the Washington Post isn’t lighting the funeral pyre for our dying democracy, the paper is doing solid investigative work into the organic-food industry. Over the past decade, the media has largely avoided scrutinizing the $40 billion organic market. An ...
Climate Bullies Take to the Streets for ‘People’s Climate March’
The People’s Climate March is Saturday, April 29, and it will be the third iteration of an anti-Trump rally just this month. (April has been busy for the perpetually agitated.) It is a day when lefties accomplish little more than ...
Did the Obama White House Collude with a Politically Motivated Scientist?
Following allegations of impropriety over the handling of a controversial climate change report, a government watchdog group now wants to know whether there was any collaboration between the report’s lead author and a key Obama adviser. On March 27, Judicial ...
Michael Mann Embarrasses Himself before Congress
In his testimony to the House Science Committee on Wednesday, Michael Mann, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, told the story of Trofim Lysenko, a plant scientist who worked for Stalinist Russia:
Lysenko was a Russian agronomist and ...
Non-Browning Apples and Hornless Cows
Despite ominous warnings from the scientific establishment that President Trump is anti-science, there is one area in which he might be more pro-science than President Obama: agriculture. Free from the constraints of hard-line, Obama-era environmentalists who opposed innovations such as ...
A Climate Scientist Is Smeared for Blowing the Whistle on ‘Corrected’ Data
Less than 72 hours after a federal whistleblower exposed shocking misconduct at a key U.S. climate agency, the CEO of the nation’s top scientific group was already dismissing the matter as no biggie. On February 7, Rush Holt, head of ...
A Top Climate Scientist Blows the Whistle on Shoddy Climate Science
A former top scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has stepped forward to expose the malfeasance behind a key climate report issued just before the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference in 2015. The whistleblower, Dr. John Bates, led ...
Yes, 2016 Was Awful — but Not Because of the Election
‘Mom, Luigi died.”
Those crushing words came from my daughter Victoria. Her friend Luigi died on May 28 of cancer. He was 16.
A big, quiet kid, Luigi was a kind soul liked by everyone. He was diagnosed his freshman year at ...
Time for a Fresh Look at SNAP
Entitlement reform might be back in fashion.
The House Agriculture Committee just released a lengthy report on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps. The report — Past, Present, & Future of SNAP — is a comprehensive review of ...
Liberal foodies are crying in their craft beer about what’s to come under a Trump administration.
For the last eight years, the food movement — a collection of celebrity chefs, food writers, and organic-food executives — has been a star player ...
Fake Trials, Brought to You by the Anti-GMO Movement
This week, a group of environmental activists will host a faux tribunal in The Hague to pretend to prosecute Monsanto for crimes against humanity. The Missouri-based company sells both genetically engineered seeds and pesticides, which makes them Enemy No. 1 of ...
Make America ‘Plate’ Again?
In the weeks before Election Day, food trucks will roll into battleground states such as Ohio and Iowa to serve up local fare with a side dish of liberal politics. The trucks are sponsored by the “Plate of the Union” ...
Congress Tackles the Big Problems: GMO Labels on M&M’s
As I flipped between C-SPAN2 and cable news on the night of July 7, it became clear there are no grown-ups in charge in Washington.
One channel showed horrifying images of a warlike scene in Dallas, with reports of sniper fire ...
Another Bad Week for the Anti-GMO Movement
Mounting evidence continues to discredit the anti-GMO (genetically modified organism) movement. This week has been a particular bruising one for anti-GMO activists, with the release of two reports that disprove most of their claims that GMOs are bad for people ...
‘The Facebook Age of Science’ at the World Health Organization
There’s a cancer growing at the World Health Organization (WHO), and it happens to be their very own cancer agency.
IARC — the International Agency for Research on Cancer — is under the purview of WHO and tasked with classifying whether ...
The GMO-Labeling Lobby Takes Its Fight to the U.S. Senate
The U.S. Senate is on the verge of settling the nation’s fiercest food fight: GMO labeling. And if you need an example of lawmakers, lobbyists, special interest groups, and corporations wasting time and money on a manufactured problem ...
Your Burger Is Killing the Planet, Say the Climatarians
Move over, vegetarian; the “climatarian” is now taking the smug seat at the dinner table.
This new term is a convergence of two political crusades: climate change and the food movement. It landed on the New York Times list of ...
A New Breed of American Environmentalists Challenges the Stale Dogma of the Left
While world leaders in Paris this month push for sacrifice and austerity to save the planet, one American environmental group is boldly pushing back. A new breed of environmentalists — including many former hard-core greens — is promoting “ecomodernism,” a fresh approach ...
So Fat and Salt Aren’t So Bad for Us: Why We No Longer Trust the Government’s Food Guidelines
Over the past 30 years, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans have become as bloated as the nation’s collective waistline, serving up a thick brew of revolving-door nutrition advice, confusing messages, and perhaps even politically influenced eating recommendations.
In 1985, the report — ...
The Beginning of the End of Anti-GMO Hysteria?
The GMO-labeling movement — the latest cause célèbre of liberal elites — was dealt a major blow last week when Congress passed HR 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. The bill, sponsored by Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.), prohibits ...
No, the Culinary Is Not Political
Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio probably doesn’t cook much these days. Having built his reputation preparing expensive entrées for his well-heeled customers at Craft Restaurants, Colicchio is now cooking up liberal food policy to expand the government’s ever-encroaching ...
The Double Standard for Trump Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders
The vicious and vile personal attacks leveled against White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders by reporters, columnists, and celebrities are unlike anything a presidential press secretary in recent memory has had to endure. They make the mockery of Sean ...
London’s Mayor Cracks Down on Fish and Chips
London mayor Sadiq Khan unveiled his “London Plan” on Wednesday, and, as expected, it took a tough stance against a dangerous threat jeopardizing the health and future of the city’s children. No, it’s not a strategy to protect ...
Glyphosate Ban: Not about Green. About Greed.
Caving to pressure from environmental activists, the European Parliament voted on October 24 to ban glyphosate, the weed killer commonly sold under the brand name Roundup, by the end of 2022. A subsequent vote to renew glyphosate’s EU license, which expires ...
Matt Ridley: Climate Change’s Rational Optimist
He calls himself a “lukewarmer” on climate change.
The author of several scientific books — including The Rational Optimist, his paean about how human grit and ingenuity have historically prevailed over a harsh natural world — Ridley acknowledges that the greenhouse-gas effect ...
Climate McCarthyism Is on the Rise
Call it Climate McCarthyism.
The question, “Do you believe in climate change?” is the new, “Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist party?” Since Donald Trump’s election, climate activists, Democratic politicians, and the ...
I bet Google Memo Guy eats a lot of cheese.
Because according to PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, cheese is the most sexist thing you can eat. The innocent-looking piece of Provolone on your sub sandwich or ...
Why We Can All Love Jordan Spieth
The final round of the British Open this weekend was quite simply the most jaw-dropping finish in professional golf in recent memory. And it launched Jordan Spieth to the top of golf’s historical leader board just a few days ...
At least one environmentalist is capitalizing on President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord: Al Gore.
The former vice president and Nobel Peace Prize winner is back in the public eye whether you like it or not. Since ...
A Great Week for the Trump Administration’s Environmental and Energy Policies
In another blow to President Obama’s regulatory legacy, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Tuesday that his agency will rescind the Clean Water Rule, commonly known as WOTUS, or “Waters of the United States.” The move follows an executive order ...
Mark Ruffalo vs. White ‘Conservative’ Women
You’d be hard-pressed to find a more desperate virtue-signaler on Twitter than Mark Ruffalo.
The actor, known for playing the Hulk in the Avengers movie series and appearing in cheesy B-list rom-coms, routinely tweets out his solidary with All ...
The Left’s Unhinged Freakout over Trump’s Paris Accord Withdrawal
The fatalistic flip-out over Trump’s plan to exit from the Paris Climate Accord is the latest proof that the leaders of the political Left have learned absolutely nothing since November 8. Unlike Trump, who said during his Rose Garden announcement ...
Obama’s Contradictory Climate Talk
Speaking in Milan on Tuesday at the Global Food Innovation Summit, Barack Obama — who was introduced as “the man that gave us hope, dreams and made us become better people” — told the crowd he forgot his tie. In a display ...
March for Science: Sympathy for Our Enemies
As liberals tripped over each other virtue-signaling after the MOAB strike in Afghanistan on April 13 and imagining all the ways the erroneous but oft-cited figure of its $314 million cost could have been better spent (clean water! the homeless! health care!), ...
Who’s Getting Money from NIH?
As Democrats and the scientific establishment howl over President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Congress is investigating whether that agency misspent U.S. tax dollars to fund two European cancer institutions now under ...
Scott Pruitt’s Opening Salvo
It’s hard to overstate the significance of the recent comment by EPA administrator Scott Pruitt that there is disagreement about whether carbon dioxide is the main cause of global warming. In an interview on CNBC on March 9, Pruitt said:
Bill Nye’s Embarrassing Face-off with Tucker Carlson on Climate Change
Climate-change alarmists who have been largely unchallenged by the media over the past decade have finally met their match in Fox News host Tucker Carlson. And it ain’t pretty.
Since the premiere of his new nighttime show, Carlson has ...
Congress Plans to Make the EPA Great Again
One of the biggest post-election winners on Capitol Hill is Representative Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. This soft-spoken Texas Republican has become an unlikely warrior against dubious science used to justify costly federal regulations ...
In his recently released and timely book, Scare Pollution: Why and How to Fix the EPA, author Steve Milloy says this about the Environmental Protection Agency:
The EPA has over the course of the last 20 years marshaled its vast and ...
Clinton Staffer Jennifer Palmieri Still Doesn’t Get Why Her Campaign Lost
Jennifer Palmieri should be ashamed of herself.
Not because she was the communications chief for a campaign that suffered one of the most humiliating election losses in American history. Not even for being bitter that her candidate, poised to become ...
Scientists Should Stop Mixing Their Work with Politics
The tweet was so egregious that I had to read through the author’s timeline to make sure he wasn’t being ironic: “To all the beautiful, tolerant, progressive people: your food comes from an ugly, hateful, backwards place. This ...
A Malignancy Grows at an International Cancer Agency
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) now faces congressional inquiries, legal challenges, and harsh criticism from the scientific community that are shredding the agency’s credibility and threatening its future. The Lyon, France–based group is an arm ...
Debunking the Debunkers on Sugar
Dr. Courtney Gaine is having a very bad week.
She and her colleagues have been receiving calls, e-mails, and tweets accusing them of killing hundreds of thousands of people and asking how they sleep at night. “I never anticipated the ...
The Phony Case Against Glyphosate
From its inception in 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency has been a hotbed of anti-science activism, incompetence, and corruption.
In 1972, on the basis of toxicity to fish and migrating birds (but not to humans), the EPA banned virtually all uses of ...
A political battle is brewing on Capitol Hill with an unlikely source: a weed killer.
Congress is demanding to know why the Environmental Protection Agency posted and then pulled a long-awaited report on the carcinogenicity of glyphosate, the world’s ...
Mitch Daniels Takes on ‘Callous, Heartless and Cruel’ Anti-GMO Activists
‘Lots of people said to tell you they wish you were running for president,” I said to Mitch Daniels, president of Purdue University, when I met with him last month.
Daniels laughed. “When people said that in 2012, I would ask, ‘...
Down with Dissenters! Elite Food Activists Disinvite a Meat Advocate from a Food-Policy Conference
Nina Teicholz is challenging 60 years of dietary dogma. And some people are trying to stop her.
Teicholz is an investigative journalist and author of the best-selling book The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy ...
And the Academy Award for Hollywood Hypocrisy Goes to: Mark Ruffalo
It’s a long journey from Manhattan to Los Angeles without burning any fossil fuels, so hopefully Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo started walking several weeks ago.
Ruffalo — nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Spotlight — is one ...
Big Organic’s Losing Battle
Liberal foodies are on a collision course with genetic engineering that may soon result in the welcome crash of the anti-GMO movement. As emerging technology promises an answer for nearly every issue on the movement’s agenda — from animal welfare ...
Organic Farms, Wasting Water and Land for Far Lower Yields
The organic-products industry, which has been on a tear for the past decade, is running scared. Challenged by progress in modern genetic engineering and state-of-the-art pesticides — which are denied to organic farmers — the organic movement is ratcheting up its rhetoric ...
Michelle Obama’s ‘Healthy’ School Lunches
Chicago Public Schools are back in session this week, facing an uncertain future, with massive debt, junk-bond status, and disgruntled staff. But one thing is certain: All of the district’s 400,000 students will receive a free breakfast and lunch every ...
GMO: Gimmicky Marketing Obfuscations
From grocery stores to Mexican restaurants to coffee shops, do-gooder retailers are serving up a side of liberal politics with every purchase. Earlier this year, Starbucks had to ditch its “Race Together” promotion after backlash from customers who wanted to ...