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Achilleaze

(15,543 posts)
Mon Jun 4, 2018, 10:42 AM Jun 2018

GMO Golden Rice Offers No Nutritional Benefits - FDA

Chalk up the so-called 'miracle' of GMO mutant crapola to republican style corporate propaganda (bullshit).



"The biotech industry and its supporters have promoted GMO Golden Rice for decades as an urgently needed solution to vitamin A deficiency.

"But, in a surprising twist, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded its consultation process on Golden Rice by informing its current developers, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), that Golden Rice does not meet the nutritional requirements to make a health claim..."

https://www.independentsciencenews.org/news/gmo-golden-rice-offers-no-nutritional-benefits-says-fda/

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GMO Golden Rice Offers No Nutritional Benefits - FDA (Original Post) Achilleaze Jun 2018 OP
Gag me with a gut full of corporate crapola Achilleaze Jun 2018 #1
Color me shocked. kicking nt shanny Jun 2018 #2
But I'm sure some of our Monsanto trolls will be Squinch Jun 2018 #3
Seems like Trump didn't finish his purge of the FDA Tom Rinaldo Jun 2018 #4
Headline is more than a little misleading Lee-Lee Jun 2018 #5
Yeah, facts just muddy the waters. NT Adrahil Jun 2018 #6
You mean all the insane GLOWING corporate promo publicity that has surrounded Achilleaze Jun 2018 #7
NO, I mean the bullshit headline. And the ridiculuous... Adrahil Jun 2018 #10
Anti/Pro GMO. NCTraveler Jun 2018 #13
Yeah maybe its not the greatest thing to eat, I have no idea but workinclasszero Jun 2018 #15
Yep, BS headline. Eko Jun 2018 #19
Here's just one sample of FAKE GMO "news" Achilleaze Jun 2018 #8
But Again, the headline of what YOU posted was bullshit propaganda. NT Adrahil Jun 2018 #11
They would be allowed to run with that for advertising. NCTraveler Jun 2018 #12
Of course it is. The source is an anti-GMO advocacy group kcr Jun 2018 #14
The source is the FDA Achilleaze Jun 2018 #16
Actually the FDA is not the source Lee-Lee Jun 2018 #17
The FDA did not say Eko Jun 2018 #20
Inevitably a poorly written headline provokes DU poutrage Achilleaze Jun 2018 #21
Ha Ha Ha, Eko Jun 2018 #22
It's not poorly written. mythology Jun 2018 #23
I'm glad companies today have to prove, to an extent, that their advertising is true... NCTraveler Jun 2018 #9
... NeoGreen Jun 2018 #18
beta-caro.- fresh carrot (13.8-49.3ug/g)Asian greens (19.74-66.04 ug/g)spinach111ug/g Sunlei Jun 2018 #24

Squinch

(51,332 posts)
3. But I'm sure some of our Monsanto trolls will be
Mon Jun 4, 2018, 11:07 AM
Jun 2018

along in no time to tell us that Roundup could meet all our nutritional needs.

 

Lee-Lee

(6,324 posts)
5. Headline is more than a little misleading
Mon Jun 4, 2018, 11:47 AM
Jun 2018

Reading it you would think that the FDA said there is no nutritional value to the rice.

That isn’t what happened.

What they said is that there is not a substantial enough difference between it and regular rice to advertise it as having a special nutritional benefit. In this case it was increased vitamin A.

What was ruled is that there is no increased level of vitamin A high enough to advertise this as having more vitamin A or as a treatment for a deficiency.

That is not the same as saying it has “no nutritional benefits”. It still has nutritional benefits, just not any amount that is enough to advertise it as having special benefits greater than regular rice or having any medical value to treat any conditions.

But that doesn’t make for a sensational headline people can jump on.

Achilleaze

(15,543 posts)
7. You mean all the insane GLOWING corporate promo publicity that has surrounded
Mon Jun 4, 2018, 11:54 AM
Jun 2018

golden GMO rice for years. Yes, i agree all that corporate GMO publicity was not based on facts, as the FDA has now agreed.

The corporate propaganda bullshit on GMO rice was FAKE, did not have a basis in FACT, and did muddy the waters.

 

NCTraveler

(30,481 posts)
13. Anti/Pro GMO.
Mon Jun 4, 2018, 12:01 PM
Jun 2018

I've seen so many bad articles all over the place, often trying to appear scientific, tailored toward both camps.

Propaganda, where science goes to die.

 

workinclasszero

(28,270 posts)
15. Yeah maybe its not the greatest thing to eat, I have no idea but
Mon Jun 4, 2018, 12:06 PM
Jun 2018

You aren't going to starve to death by eating it.

It's still rice right?

Achilleaze

(15,543 posts)
8. Here's just one sample of FAKE GMO "news"
Mon Jun 4, 2018, 11:57 AM
Jun 2018

corporate bullshit that has muddied the waters.

Now we know, this cover, and scads of other corpoarte-backed GMO propaganda, is wrong - FAKE.

Deal with it.

kcr

(15,383 posts)
14. Of course it is. The source is an anti-GMO advocacy group
Mon Jun 4, 2018, 12:01 PM
Jun 2018

Trying to bill itself as a science org with its sciency sounding name.

Achilleaze

(15,543 posts)
16. The source is the FDA
Mon Jun 4, 2018, 12:20 PM
Jun 2018

You can get all snippy about the headline, but ultimately there are FACTS you are denying: this GMO rice has been selling itself for years with FAKE corporate propaganda, and the Internet is full of corporate trolls who have been pushing the corporate bullshit on GMO rice, etc. for years.

Corporate GMO lies matter.

 

Lee-Lee

(6,324 posts)
17. Actually the FDA is not the source
Mon Jun 4, 2018, 12:22 PM
Jun 2018

Last edited Mon Jun 4, 2018, 02:25 PM - Edit history (1)

Because what the FDA actually said isn’t at all what the headline said.

Achilleaze

(15,543 posts)
21. Inevitably a poorly written headline provokes DU poutrage
Mon Jun 4, 2018, 03:54 PM
Jun 2018

A smidgen of which is relevant, of course.

But WAY beyond that in relevance and significance, it's useful as diversionary pivot point to keep people from realizing just how blatantly GMO corporations have been lying to them.

The FDA makes it plain that the GMO corporate claims were bullshit.

But just as the followers of republican Comrade Casino are quick to divert attention from all the lies he tells, so other entities likewise follow similar strategies to try to divert attention from the lies the GMO corporations have been spewing at the American people.



Eko

(7,823 posts)
22. Ha Ha Ha,
Mon Jun 4, 2018, 04:09 PM
Jun 2018

"The headline is the text indicating the nature of the article below it."
"Newspaper headlines are notably the most effective and reliable conduits of propaganda materials. Canadian journalist James Huntington wrote on this: "Headlines have always been to stable autocracies what gun barrels have been to their rise." The most common type of propaganda headlines are false equivalency, red herring, and whataboutism. These headlines often will appear to make incomparable objects equal, conduct irrelevant analogies and tangents away from a hidden kernel in the headline, or deflect blame from a third-party within the headline. These headlines, opinion-forming as any other media, serve as catalysts to cognitive dissonance, an oft-stated goal for dictatorships and totalitarian regimes. These ploys are not exclusive to unfree societies." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headline

When your headline is propaganda and you accuse others of using Trump methods.
Ha.

 

NCTraveler

(30,481 posts)
9. I'm glad companies today have to prove, to an extent, that their advertising is true...
Mon Jun 4, 2018, 11:58 AM
Jun 2018

and not misleading.

Improper headline when contrasted to the article.

Sunlei

(22,651 posts)
24. beta-caro.- fresh carrot (13.8-49.3ug/g)Asian greens (19.74-66.04 ug/g)spinach111ug/g
Thu Jun 7, 2018, 04:49 PM
Jun 2018

In an attached memo, FDA notes the beta-carotene content of unmilled Golden Rice GR2E ranged from 0.50-2.35ug/g (FDA 2018a).


That is, beta-carotene levels in Golden Rice are both low and variable. This compares to beta-carotene levels measured in non-GMO foods such as

fresh carrot (13.8-49.3ug/g; Schaub et al. 2017);

Asian greens (19.74-66.04 ug/g; Chandra-Hioe et al. 2017);

and spinach (111ug/g; Li et al. 2017).


I hope people don't waste their money on 'for profit' corporations fake food claims. Please, eat some carrots, greens or spinach with your less expensive rice.

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