Good Food for Consumers

The food police’s laws have suffered heretical attacks lately.  Opposition toward peanuts by parents of young children seems misplaced.  The increased incidence of allergy is likely a consequence of parental choice in feeding the children.  The standard dogma on saturated fat versus unsaturated fat has been undermined by the National Institute of Health (NIH).  This […]

GMOs — No Room for Imaginary Problems

Agricultural production faces a steep challenge as the world population is expected to grow from 7 billion to 10 billion by 2050.  Many aspects of agriculture and consumer expectations will change in order for another 3 billion people to sit at the table. The agricultural retooling will take place while nations juggle environmental factors such […]

The Genetically Modified Organisms Potboiler

American consumers have not yet developed firm opinions on the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in their food.  Many are sympathetic toward better crop yields and insect resistance.  For others, GMO opposition is rooted in suspicion toward “tinkering with nature” or the popular pejorative “frankenfood.” Public attitudes aren’t yet shaped by a dispassionate assessment […]