September 2012

If you know good food, you know Mark Bittman of the New York Times. He recently wrote an informative column on California’s Proposition 37 that is worth reading. I’m a scientist and I’m glad he mentions one of my pet peeves about  research on the effects of genetically engineered foods:

You cannot, for example, analyze or research genetically modified seeds without express permission from their creator.

I hate bad science. It’s hard to do good science, but science is only effective when it is good science. This isn’t a rant about the bad science of genetically engineered foods (which certainly deserves a post of its own) but about a recent study published by Stanford scientists about organic food. (more…)