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GMOs And Junk Science

by Henry I. Miller, Kavin Senapathyvia Project Syndicate
Thursday, September 24, 2015

In today’s media landscape, where unfounded opinions, hype, and rumors are rife, the scientific method – the means by which we determine, based on empirical and measurable evidence, what is true – should serve as a touchstone of reality.


A New, Bizarre Activist Scam: Formaldehyde In GMO Soybeans

by Henry I. Miller, Kavin Senapathyvia Forbes
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Science encompasses a vast body of knowledge—the boring stuff we memorize in tenth-grade chemistry class, for example–but more important, it defines the methods by which this body of information continuously grows and is refined and organized.

Analysis and Commentary

We Need A Scientific Approach To Regulating GMOs

by Henry I. Miller, Kavin Senapathyvia Forbes
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Government regulation should be based on science, precedent and maybe even a bit of common sense, but when it comes to the oversight of food, the landscape has become an ideological quagmire.

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Saving California's Drought-Plagued Agriculture: More Crop For The Drop With GMOs

by Henry I. Miller, Kavin Senapathyvia Forbes
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

As electronic highway signs implore Californians to “Save Water” and municipalities impose increasingly draconian conservation measures, we are seeing a phenomenon known as “drought-shaming”–the humiliation of water-wasters among both the rich and famous and more ordinary residents.

Analysis and Commentary

Consumer Reports Should Stick To Advice About Cars And Toilets; Its Policy Advocacy Is Misguided

by Henry I. Miller, Kavin Senapathyvia Forbes
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

On the heels of a Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health news release about how the messaging on organic food can confuse consumers, Consumer Reports has provided a sterling example: exaggerating the risks of pesticides in conventional produce and recommending an exclusively organic diet. But for consumers who cannot afford to purchase overpriced organic food exclusively, CR released a handy shopping guide with information about when buying organic is only optional and when it “is a must.”

Analysis and Commentary

The Dirt On Earth Day: Chemophobia Masquerading As Environmentalism

by Henry I. Miller, Kavin Senapathyvia Forbes
Monday, April 20, 2015

The fear of pesticides that began a half century ago has degenerated into full-blown chemophobia today. Although “Every Day Is Earth Day” is etched into the American psyche as a benevolent mantra, it is useful to examine some of the motivations, actions and outcomes found under the banner of environmentalism.

Analysis and Commentary

Low-Hanging Fruit

by Henry I. Miller, Kavin Senapathyvia Slate
Friday, April 10, 2015

Surgeon–turned–television doctor Mehmet Oz opened his show on March 10 with a “Dr. Oz Investigation” on the newly U.S. Department of Agriculture–approved “Arctic” apple, which doesn’t undergo the unappetizing browning that other apples do when it’s bitten, bumped, or cut.

Analysis and Commentary

Beware The Attack Of The Green Blob!

by Henry I. Miller, Kavin Senapathyvia Forbes
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Radical environmental activists, aka the Green Blob, are more of a threat to the planet and its inhabitants than the technologies they oppose, according to Owen Paterson, the former U.K. environment minister.