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EU Court Falls Short On Both Logic And The Law

by Henry I. Miller, Drew L. Kershenvia Investors Business Daily
Monday, August 27, 2018

"The law is an ass" is an observation made popular by Charles Dickens in "Oliver Twist" (1838). Never was it more true 180 years later, when, on July 25, 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that the modern techniques of genetic breeding of crops and animals are subject to the EU regulations that govern so-called "GMOs," genetically modified organisms.


Mandatory Mislabeling

by Drew L. Kershen, Henry I. Millervia City-Journal
Friday, August 10, 2018

Bioengineered foods need not be labeled as such unless there are compelling health and safety reasons for doing so.

Analysis and Commentary

Viewpoint: Examining The Science Denial Behind IFOAM—Organics International

by Henry I. Miller, Drew L. Kershenvia Genetic Literacy Project
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The true-believers in organic agriculture, such as the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM—Organics International), are as deluded as those who deny the value of vaccines and, like them, have the potential to inflict tremendous harm.

Viewpoint: GMO Critic Vandana Shiva's Anti-Modernity Crusade Threatens World's Poor

by Henry I. Miller, Drew L. Kershenvia Genetic Literacy Project
Thursday, April 12, 2018

The recently-published “Social Justice Warrior Handbook,” which satirizes people who promote liberal, multicultural, anti-capitalist, anti-globalization, politically correct views, could have had Indian activist and mountebank Vandana Shiva on the cover. She opposes the tools and practices of modern agriculture and science--and well, modernity in general—and advocates retrogressive policies that will cause widespread malnourishment, deprivation and death to the very people she claims to champion. 

Analysis and Commentary

The Anti-Science Seed Treaty

by Henry I. Miller, Drew L. Kershenvia Project Syndicate
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

In September, the United States ratified the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, known as the International Seed Treaty. Like so many international agreements crafted under the auspices of the United Nations, it is severely flawed. Indeed, the Seed Treaty is a politically correct, anti-technology fiasco.

Analysis and Commentary

FDA’s Hostility Blocks Zika-Prevention Technology

by Henry I. Miller, Drew L. Kershenvia The Hill
Friday, October 28, 2016

There have been more than 30,000 Zika infections in U.S. states and territories. The number of locally transmitted cases–-via the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito--is continuing to increase, as are the known modes of transmission. 

Analysis and Commentary

A Risk-Based Approach To The Regulation Of Genetically Engineered Organisms

by Gregory Conko, Drew L. Kershen, Henry I. Miller, Wayne A Parrottvia Nature
Friday, May 6, 2016

Current regulatory regimes for genetically engineered crops fail to use a scientifically defensible approach or tailor the degree of regulatory review to the level of actual hazard or risk. 

Analysis and Commentary

Bitten By The Unresponsive, Irresponsible FDA

by Henry I. Miller, Drew L. Kershenvia National Review
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Regulators are blocking innovative approaches to protecting us from Zika and other viruses.


Supreme Court Free-Speech Decision Clobbers GMO Food-Labeling Activists

by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssen, Drew L. Kershenvia Forbes
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Controversy continues to rage over whether foods from genetically engineered plants should have to be labeled as such. The battle has been fought in the media, in state legislatures, through referendum issues and in federal courts. Most mandatory-labeling proposals have failed, and none is in effect.

Analysis and Commentary

Pragmatism, Fanaticism And Organic Agriculture

by Henry I. Miller, Drew L. Kershenvia Forbes
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

New York Times nutrition and health columnist Jane Brody recently penned a mostly accurate piece about genetic engineering, “Fears, Not Facts, Support GMO-Free Food.” She recapitulated the overwhelming evidence for the importance and safety of products from GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms” (which for the sake of accuracy, we prefer to call organisms modified with molecular genetic engineering techniques, or GE).