Anti GM-foods leader offers stunning apology

Opposition to genetically modified food has been a top issue for environmental activists, and has led to bans and other official anti-GMO policies in Europe and Asia. But now, in a stunning turnaround, Mark Lynas, the British activist who helped spur the anti-GMO movement worldwide, says he got it all wrong.

By |2013-02-20T14:36:57-05:00February 14th, 2013|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on Anti GM-foods leader offers stunning apology

Novel fish farm reels in eco-benefits

To feed a growing world population, our ability to maximize fish yields has become a very important priority. But with environmental concerns being raised about depleted ocean stocks, and health alarms scaring others away from eating farmed fish, this matter has become a slippery one to solve.

By |2013-02-06T16:22:40-05:00December 25th, 2012|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on Novel fish farm reels in eco-benefits

Canada crushes anti-plastic bottle hype

For years, charges have been made that a common chemical found in plastics, known as BPA, is responsible for birth defects, obesity and even cancer. And while activists have been successful getting their message into the media, they’ve been less successful in getting it validated by peer-reviewed science.

By |2012-11-29T18:37:59-05:00October 31st, 2012|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on Canada crushes anti-plastic bottle hype

Palm oil greasing the skids out of poverty

A campaign is growing to pressure food companies and consumers into boycotting palm oil because of its alleged environmental impacts. But according to a new report by the non-profit group, World Growth, palm oil is a highly efficient source of food and fuel, and is a good way to produce fossil fuel alternatives and capture carbon from the atmosphere.

By |2012-10-31T16:40:32-04:00August 31st, 2012|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on Palm oil greasing the skids out of poverty

Reaffirming the cornerstone of freedom

Freedom 21, of which CFACT was a co-founding organization, is a coalition of groups that came together, quite literally, in the waning days of the last century, to build a domestic and international movement that could promote freedom as the guiding principle for the 21st Century and beyond.

By |2013-10-17T09:58:38-04:00August 1st, 2004|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Reaffirming the cornerstone of freedom

Defending the bounties of modern farming

If someone were to ask you to rattle off some of the not-so-pleasant thoughts that occupy your mind day to day, nagging back pain, getting the kids to soccer practice on time, your old clunker about to go kaput, or your baseball team being fifteen games back at the All-Star break might be some of the things you would mention. But whether or not there'll be enough food to buy tomorrow -- well, that's hardly something over which you or anyone you know probably loses any sleep.

By |2013-10-17T10:11:10-04:00July 1st, 1996|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Defending the bounties of modern farming
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