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Deadly Dysfunction: Bureaucratic Snafus Delay A Novel Approach To Zika

by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssenvia Forbes
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Abandoning earlier caution about the relationship between the Zika virus and various serious possible sequelae, including microcephaly (a devastating condition in which babies are born with abnormally small heads and brains), CDC scientists have confirmed cause and effect.

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The USDA's Meaningless Organic Label

by John Cohrssen, Henry I. Millervia Cato Institute
Monday, April 18, 2016

The courts could end this deceptive marketing program.

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The US Is Botching The Zika Fight

by John Cohrssen, Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, March 13, 2016

A genetically tweaked mosquito could stop the illness, but regulators won’t test it. Why would that be?

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The USDA 'Organic' Label Misleads And Rips Off Consumers

by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssenvia Forbes
Monday, March 7, 2016

There is a Japanese proverb that goes, “Faith makes even the head of a sardine the object of worship.” That’s the sort of devotion that seems to be driving many Americans to buy overpriced organic products such as food, bed linens, pillows and clothes, sales of which increased 83% between 2007 and 2012.

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Will Zika Virus Be The Big Winner At The Summer Olympics?

by John Cohrssen, Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

This summer Brazil will host Olympiad XXXI. It could become a vast real-world experiment to test whether, how and to what extent Zika virus infection will be spread globally after the expected half million attendees return to their home countries.

Analysis and Commentary

When Food Labels Mislead

by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssenvia Washington Times
Sunday, February 14, 2016

The USDA ‘organic’ label is both meaningless and unconstitutional.

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We Can Beat Zika And Malaria--If The FDA Allows

by John Cohrssen, Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Friday, January 29, 2016

Zika virus infection, the scary new disease for which there is no vaccine or treatment, is “spreading explosively” from Africa and Southeast Asia, according to the head of the World Health Organization.

Analysis and Commentary

Stunted Harvest

by John Cohrssen, Henry I. Millervia Cato Institute
Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Regulatory reform for biotechnology is a tough row to hoe.

Analysis and Commentary

To Modulate Drug Prices, We Need Less — Not More — Government Involvement

by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssenvia National Review
Friday, December 11, 2015

In order to control escalating U.S. drug prices that seem to be disconnected from research, development, and manufacturing costs, an array of politicians, policy experts, and pundits have proposed a spectrum of government interventions of varying intrusiveness.

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Biotech Regulation: Will Government Become The Solution Instead Of The Problem?

by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssenvia Forbes
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The advent of molecular genetic engineering techniques in the 1970’s promised potential breakthroughs in a wide range of consumer products–more efficient means for producing pharmaceuticals, improved food plants, safer “biorational” pesticides, cleaner energy from biomass and improved traits for animals.

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