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Sat Mar 26, 2016, 08:32 AM

The GMO-Chemical industry's corporate war on clean, uncontainated food

"Since 2012, the agrichemical and food industries have mounted a complex, multifaceted public relations, advertising, lobbying and political campaign in the United States, costing more than $100 million, to defend genetically engineered food and crops and the pesticides that accompany them.

"The purpose of this campaign is to deceive the public, to deflect efforts to win the right to know what is in our food via labeling that is already required in 64 countries, and ultimately, to extend their profit stream for as long as possible.

This campaign has greatly influenced how U.S. media covers GMOs. The industry’s PR firm, Ketchum, even boasted that “positive media coverage has doubled” on GMOs.

Two points:

#12: GMO science is for sale. Science can be swayed, bought or biased by the agrichemical industry in many ways, such as suppressing adverse findings, harming the careers of scientists who produce such findings, controlling the funding that shapes what research is conducted, the lack of independent U.S.-based testing of health and environmental risks of GMOs, and tainting scientific reviews of GMOs by conflicts of interest.

#13: There are nearly no consumer benefits of GMOs. The GMOs that Americans eat are not healthier, safer or more nutritious than conventional foods. They do not look better, nor do they taste better. By any measure that consumers actually care about, they are not in any way an improvement. Profits from GMOs accrue to the agrichemical companies, while health risks are borne by consumers.

http://usrtk.org/gmo/seedy-business/

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Response to AxionExcel (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2016, 08:33 AM

1. Serious people have serious questions about GMOs

Despite the relentless flood of bought-and-paid for PR and Projection, which is spread endlessly across the Intertubes.

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Sat Mar 26, 2016, 09:18 AM

2. Monsanto-Funded Pro-GMO Group Launches Website to Promote Poison in Response to GMO Backlash

"Ready to rebuff any scientific evidence that has proven GMOs are deadly toxic, harm the environment, and tarnish the world food supply, a group of biotech giants have launched an online forum to stand up against activists who are making the evil face of GMO famous.

"The website is backed by US biotech bullies: Monsanto, DuPont and Dow AgroSciences, according to Reuters..."

http://www.nationofchange.org/monsanto-funded-pro-gmo-group-launches-new-website-promote-poison-response-gmo-backlash-1375280202

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Sat Mar 26, 2016, 02:53 PM

3. The War on clean, healthy organic food

Why it's wise to be skeptical of the so-called science that claims GMOs are "safe."

"There’s a war going on in this country, and while it’s not being fought with weapons, it is being waged with marketing, misdirection and outright lies. “Big AG,” America’s top agricultural and biochemistry firms are leading an assault on organics, non-GMO foods, proper labeling and healthy choices. They are seeking to protect their profits as consumers move away from these toxic food choices..."

http://mamavation.com/2014/08/the-war-on-organics.html

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