It’s not just politicians who stopped listening to We the People. Every industry group in America’s most important sector, farming, wasted the last 16 years trying to compromise with a special-interest group that has no respect for science. This will hopefully end on January 20th when a businessman takes the helm.
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Mischa Popoff grew up on an organic grain farm and worked as a USDA-contract organic inspector. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Is it Organic?, a Policy Advisor for The Heartland Institute, and delivers lectures in defense of modern, science-based food production.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a problem…
"How convenient to have one's search for self-fulfillment glorified into the quest to save the planet." -- Bruce Thornton, Plagues of the Mind: The New Epidemic of False Knowledge, 1999.
As far as organic stakeholders are concerned, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) must be banned. Even new GMO crops that would provide benefits to organic farmers and the world’s poor are out.
Instead of fretting over Sony’s sheepish release of a movie depicting the assassination of Kim Jong-un, consider how your grocery bill will look in 2015 if we accede to the anti-scientific demands of Europe, China, Russia, and Japan.
I once asked a liberal friend to name something government shouldn’t be involved in. He couldn’t come up with anything.
India's intelligence agency is targeting anti-GMO activists as a threat to the economy. But officials in America remain willing to hold “dialogue” with the enemies of progress, hoping to arrive at a “consensus.”
Speaking as a former organic farmer and USDA-contract organic inspector, the recent vote in Jackson County Oregon to ban genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) marks a huge setback for the organic community across America.
This article was written collaboratively by Mischa Popoff, former USDA-contract organic inspector, Dr. Jay Lehr, Science Director at The Heartland Institute, Dr. Robert Zubrin, Senior Fellow with the Center for Security Policy, and Dr. Klaus Ammann, Director of the Botanical Garden at the University of Bern, Switzerland.
Wouldn’t making it in America be easy if you could just pass laws to put your competition out of business? That’s precisely what’s being attempted by anti-GMO organic activists across America today. Rather than win one consumer at a time in the market, attempts are being made to either label foods containing genetically-modified ingredients like a pack of cigarettes, or to simply ban them outright.