How to be hated by progressives…

…do something useful like feeding humanity more efficiently. And be scientific about it and make a big profit. At a time when tech brats sell companies for $2 billion that serve trivial functions (Snapchat, anyone?) it’s ironic that Monsanto is...

Making hay where the moo shu shines

For a nation with a high degree lactose intolerance, the Chinese government is pushing hard for kids to drink milk, as this BBC article from 2007 explains. The problem is there is very little space for dairy farming, so cows are crammed together (unlike...

Glutens for self-esteem

Real Clear Science In 2011, Peter Gibson, a professor of gastroenterology at Monash University and director of the GI Unit at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, published a study that found gluten, a protein found in grains like wheat, rye, and barley, to...

For those with no time to eat

Can a techie end food as we know it? Would we want him to? A fascinating read: Lizzie Widdicombe in the New Yorker In December of 2012, three young men were living in a claustrophobic apartment in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district, working on a technology startup....

Pass the fat, hold the carbs

The idea that fatty foods make people fat and cause heart disease is one of the most damaging examples of bad science in the 20th century. “Settled” nutritional science was wrong. Gary Taubes has written extensively on this. Here is an excerpt from an WSJ...

Kids trash federal food rules

What part of “limited government” don’t they understand? All of it. Teresa Watanabe It’s lunchtime at Washington Preparatory High School in Los Angeles, but 16-year-old Parrish Jackson has barely touched her turkey burger and apricots....