I saw only five monarch butterflies last summer at my home in western Massachusetts. I was thrilled and relieved, but sad, each time. It has been 52 years since Carson sounded the alarm about the devastating effects of pesticides. Haven't we learned that agricultural warfare is not the answer?
Americans want companies to be partners, not adversaries, in the path toward greater understanding about the food we eat. We're entering a new age of transparency, where the "issue du jour" only underlines the need for companies to open doors and talk about issues proactively.
Millennials have had enough of the decisions made by baby boomers that have left them scrambling to find jobs that match their hard-earned credentials -- and they've had enough of self-serving politicians.
For the past 44 years, people across the globe have celebrated our beloved planet during Earth Month in April.
Most of us can easily answer the question of what we are against. Just a few key words will show you what I mean (I'm not implying which side of the...
If Mrs. Obama is serious about the health and nutrition of our nation's kids, it's time for her to stand up for consumers, stand up to industry, and demand truth and transparency when it comes to labeling the GMOs in our food.
The one thing I think both sides can definitely agree on is that we just don't know the long term effects of GMOs.
Some people believe in abundance, that the universe will provide. Others believe in scarcity, that there's not enough to go around. I seem to be bi. I...
Golden rice is still not in use anywhere, because of opposition to GM (genetic modification) technology. Now two German economists have quantified the price of that opposition, in human health, and the numbers are truly frightening.
It looks like food, it talks like food, but it's really food's alien doppleganger.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been controversial since they were first introduced into the food supply in the mid-'90s. For those who are...
This past Saturday, I had the privilege of speaking at the TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way We Eat conference. I spoke about the Food Movement and put...
If we prevail in defending and upholding Kauai law, the island's children will be safer and healthier. And for many island parents -- like parents everywhere -- a healthy family is all the paradise they need.
Isn't it time that all of us educate ourselves on how we can best fuel our bodies to live long, healthy, loving, positive, creative lives?
Howard Vlieger is not your typical GMO critic. He's a third-generation family farmer, God-fearing Christian, conservative Tea Party Republican, and lives in northwest Iowa. But he is not afraid to counter the "promises and hype" promulgated to farmers by the biotech industry.
There's a lot of talk about genetically modified crops today, but the truth is that there are only eight kinds that are currently approved for commercial production.