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Are GMO producers covering up ‘just like’ Big Tobacco?

One of the popular slogans of anti-GMO protesters has been that there is a “cover-up” going on by GMO seed companies about the actual harm of GMO crops, just like the kind of cover-up that Big Tobacco carried out for 40 years on the dangers of smoking. You will hear this sort of talk from … Continue reading Are GMO producers covering up ‘just like’ Big Tobacco?

New York Times’ wrongheaded GMO article ignites scientists

New York Times’ wrongheaded GMO article ignites scientists

The front page of last Sunday’s New York Times featured a major article by Danny Hakim titled “Doubts About the Promised Bounty of GMO Crops.”  Hakim is an investigative reporter who has primarily been an economics correspondent. He apparently interviewed quite a number of experts before writing the piece, but he got his main point … Continue reading New York Times’ wrongheaded GMO article ignites scientists

Organic Valley highlights inauthenticity with the usual lies

Organic Valley highlights inauthenticity with the usual lies

The New York Times yesterday highlighted the farmer’s co-op Organic Valley, talking about their new half million dollar web site and their emphasis on “highlighting their authenticity.” Well, we had to take a look at the web site that the Times referred to, and found a number of lovely feel-good pictures of rural bliss (and … Continue reading Organic Valley highlights inauthenticity with the usual lies

‘GMO OMG’: Seifert’s film is intellectually dishonest and tedious

‘GMO OMG’: Seifert’s film is intellectually dishonest and tedious

Jeremy Seifert’s film “GMO OMG” is a screed denying the established safety of genetically modified crops in the form of a somewhat amateurish hippy home movie, as he and his overused cute children appear to take a road trip to “find out more about GMOs.” It drags out all the tired epithets regarding GM food … Continue reading ‘GMO OMG’: Seifert’s film is intellectually dishonest and tedious

Relentless attacks silence public scientist

It all started with a new organization called US Right to Know (USRTK) filing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests against more than a dozen scientists at public universities who work in or advocate for biotechnology. USRTK is run by Gary Ruskin, a California anti-GMO activist. It’s a small organization, funded apparently entirely by the … Continue reading Relentless attacks silence public scientist