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  • Reply to: Meet the Plush GMO Mascot, Frank N. Foode   2 weeks 4 days ago

    It seems that a purpose of the mascot is to counter the fear based unscientific conclusions about GMOs that are spread by activists. The overwhelming scientific consensus is that GMO food products currently produced commercially present no more danger to human health than conventional crops. The NYT piece you link to says "Thirty-seven percent of those worried about G.M.O.’s said they feared that such foods cause cancer or allergies, although scientific studies continue to show that there is no added risk." This demonstrates that the public is ill/misinformed on the subject. Jonathan Latham's organizations (listed in the article) promote bad science and spread misinformation about GM food crops. People who are interested in the subject would do well to examine the evidence presented by the Biology Fortified and the Genetic Literacy Project websites. The fears expressed by the critics of GM technology are addressed with logic, reason, and credible, substantial evidence. As a liberal progressive who demands corporate and governmental accountability, I still am able to separate corporate behavior from the science. Yes, corporations stand to profit from GM food crops, and they stand to profit from pesticide and herbicide use. But all of these technologies need to be assessed scientifically (and they have). Attacking GMOs due to emotional attachment to anger about corporate evils is an incorrect path to the truth.

  • Reply to: Meet the Plush GMO Mascot, Frank N. Foode   2 weeks 4 days ago

    As an organic farmer who has interacted extensively with Biofortified, and Anastasia Bodnar in particular, I find this attack paints an entirely inaccurate portrait of BFI, its co-founders, and its mascot. It's rare to find an on-line forum and individuals so dedicated to balanced, informed, intelligent, and respectful conversations on GMOs and related agricultural topics. You may not agree with their conclusions, or even their paradigm, but to question their intent or their integrity is completely out of line. I'd urge the author of this piece and any readers to spend some time on the Biofortified site, to interact with the co-founders and contributors, and to make up your own minds. My respect for PRWatch has been severely damaged by this post.

  • Reply to: Meet the Plush GMO Mascot, Frank N. Foode   2 weeks 5 days ago

    I am disappointed in the site. In the past I have used it as a reference for fair reporting. You imply connections, but lack any evidence to show that there any corporate ties. To me that says that the evidence is lacking.

    I have to ask you have done any investigation on some of the sites that are anti GMOs and their ties to the organic food industry. If you haven't you should. There you can find real links and ties, not imaginary ones.

  • Reply to: Meet the Plush GMO Mascot, Frank N. Foode   2 weeks 5 days ago

    As t really turns out, Bt cron has no such allergic effects for humans.

    http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/biopesticides/pips/starlink_corn_monitoring.htm

    And Bt sweet corn is now on sale for direct human consumption. I, myself, had some and it was very good. So, not only is your writing alarmist by woefully outdated.

  • Reply to: Meet the Plush GMO Mascot, Frank N. Foode   2 weeks 6 days ago

    I would be very interested in seeing one piece of evidence that supports the tie between BFI and any corporate influence. I write for BFI because there is no corporate influence. None.

    CMD puts politics ahead of its mission. They should be lauding BFI for its independence. Instead they create spurious associations to create an essence of collusion where none exists.

    Anti GM cannot tolerate an independent source of reliable information that communicates and connects. Therefore, this smear piece on BFI and its creators.

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