What is the significance of Donald Trump’s election win? “Can You Love God and Ayn Rand?” What's Behind the Bullying of Vaccine-maker Pfizer? And what does society look like without a wall separating religion and state?
Today, October 19, you are invited to join Amanda Maxham, ARI research associate, as she will argue that so-called organic foods aren’t healthier, safer or better than their conventional counterparts and that the organic label represents the wrong approach to food entirely. Maxham will also respond to questions from both the local and live stream audiences.
Concern about the safety, value and production of food is prompting a growing number of shoppers to fill their grocery store carts with food labeled “organic.” But despite a reputation as the “Cadillac of foods,” organic foods aren’t healthier, safer or better than their conventional counterparts. The growing popularity of organic is rooted in consumers’ belief that when it comes to food, “natural is better.”
Science & Industrialization
Amesh Adalja, a speaker at ARI's Objectivist Summer Conference next month, has a new article in The Atlantic answering the question: “Why Hasn’t Disease Wiped Out the Human Race?”
Culture & Society
In this talk, Eric Daniels, science teacher and curriculum developer at LePort schools, explores what’s wrong with today’s science education, the history of science education and how to fundamentally improve science education.
Science & Industrialization
In this talk, which was delivered as a part of ARI’s Road to a Free Society Tour, Amanda Maxham separates fact from fiction in the growing campaign of fear surrounding bio-engineered foods.
ARI is one of the co-sponsors of the Tenth International Conference on Climate Change that took place this week in Washington, D.C., Organized by the Heartland Institute, the conference raised critical question about past and current policies concerning energy and the environment. ARI’s Dr. Amanda Maxham joined panel 10 with State Senator Carlyle Begay and economist Alan Moran to discuss the impact of climate policy. Amanda’s talk is titled “Policy for people, not the planet.”
Please join us for our next featured event, “Why GMOs Are Good" with Dr. Amanda Maxham. Despite the perception that organic and non-GMO foods are the healthy option for you and your family, the truth is that the technology of genetic engineering has been improving the food we eat — making it safer, more nutritious and plentiful.
Government & Business
In today’s culture there is a tendency to associate capitalism with religion. That association stems from generations of conservatives suggesting that what makes America free, great, and exceptional is faith. So it’s hardly a surprise that many Americans who revere science oppose capitalism.
In December, Dr. Onkar Ghate, ARI senior fellow, will give his talk “Religion vs. Freedom” as part of ARI’s “The Road to a Free Society” tour. Onkar will argue that we need to break the alleged link between capitalism and religion.