Author Archives: Tim Burrack


TPP is “Secret” No More

TPP is “Secret” No More

The secret is out: The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a good deal for the United States. Want to read it for yourself? The full text of this proposed 12-nation trade agreement is just a click away: go here. And if you’d like to use the Washington Post’s nifty TPP search tool, go here. It wasn’t supposed […]


I’m over Chipotle: Supporting GMOs IS the socially responsible position

The fast-food chain Chipotle claims to have stopped serving food with genetically modified ingredients. “G-M-Over It,” boasts the company’s website. “When it comes to our food, genetically modified ingredients don’t make the cut. … We are the first [national restaurant] to cook only with non-GMO ingredients.” Except that this isn’t even close to true. Chipotle […]


Trade to Give Cubans a Taste of Economic Freedom

Isolationism never works. That’s why President Obama was wise late last year to announce his intention to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba. The United States may open an embassy in Havana as soon as next month, when diplomats meet at the Summit of the Americas in Panama. It’s about time. We need to talk and […]


We Do Not Need a Precautionary Approach for U.S. Wildlife Refuges

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service did a huge disservice to science, wildlife and modern agriculture last month, when it banned the planting of genetically modified crops in the National Wildlife Refuge System. “We make this decision based on a precautionary approach to our wildlife management practices,” wrote James Kurth, head of the refuge system, […]

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