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Would You Rather…? On Being Called Shill, Whore or Sanctimommy

A couple of weeks ago, Salon published a piece I wrote entitled “Stop telling me I’m poisoning my kids”: Food crusaders, sancti-mommies and the rise of entitled eaters. Most of the backlash was the usual anti-GMO stuff, but I was a little surprised to see a minor outcry over my use …

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#Moms4GMOs: Sign the letter and get your profile pic!

An update from the #Moms4GMOs:  On August 19th, a new movement was launched: Moms4GMOs. It started when a group of science advocates who were also moms decided to write a letter in response to a video which featured celebrities endorsing the “Just Label It” campaign. In the letter, the moms …

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Scientist and Advocate Moms to Celeb Moms: Weigh GMO Food with Facts Not Fear

Dear Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ginnifer Goodwin, Sarah Gilbert, Jillian Michaels, Jordana Brewster, and other celebrity moms speaking against the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act: We are scientists, science communicators, and farmers. We come from varying educational backgrounds, work in different careers, live across the country, and are …

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Dear Amanda Peet, GMOs Need You!

Dear Amanda Peet, As you may know, your bestie Gwyneth Paltrow recently asked her Twitter followers to join forces with anti-GMO activists and demand labeling of GMO food. It seems the woman who recommends limes to folks on food stamps and wood-burning pizza ovens in the garden for the rest of …

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Why Does the “Right to Know” Movement Care More About GMOs Than Food Allergies?

My daughter is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. Unlike GMOs, these foods present a real danger. It’s not hypothetical and it’s not overprotective parenting. I’ve seen her skin break out in hives and her ear swell after eating a few bites of a piece of contaminated wheat bread. Every …

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What Kids Can’t Learn from the GMO Labeling Debate

When it comes to GMOs, I’ve always been content to let you science nerds duke it out. It’s not that I don’t support genetically engineered food. I do, but I’m still a few credits shy of completing that degree in Genetics from Google U and I have a hard time spelling …

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Can You Afford a Food Allergy?

The other day I decided to do my weekly grocery shopping at a nearby location of a DC area organic grocery chain called MOMs. Usually I shop at Trader Joes, but we were experiencing our annual post-apocalyptic snow event and MOMs is closer to home. Plus, if you’re looking for nut-free …

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Why This Mom Boycotts Organic and Will Never Shop at Whole Foods

When I was pregnant with my daughter, family and friends began encouraging me to buy organic produce. I was always a critical thinker, and I doubted the touted benefits of organic food. Still, to appease family, my husband and I started purchasing organic apples, strawberries, and some of the other …

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Ben & Jerry’s and Measure 92: If You Can’t Define “Organism,” You Can’t Logically Oppose GMOs

It may not seem like it, but I don’t go searching for anti-GMO sentiment on the internet to fuel my wrath. I like the rare occasions when I’m not forced to write. I enjoy reading and playing with my kids, or kicking back and conversing with my husband over a …

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General Mills Buys Annie’s Homegrown, Anti-GMO Proponents Go Berserk

The news broke a couple days ago: General Mills will buy Annie’s Homegrown for $820 million. This is no big deal, figuratively speaking. Yes it’s a close to billion dollar deal, but companies get bought and sold all the time. If you’re unfamiliar with Annie’s Homegrown, it makes “all-natural,” “healthy,” …

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