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Wed Dec 23, 2015, 02:50 PM Dec 2015

Monsanto / Ketchum PR emails reveal coordinated attacks on GMO critics, payments, strategies [View all]

These emails came out yesterday 12/21 and reveal the way Monsanto, their PR form Ketchum and a University of Florida Professor planned a coordinated attack on a 14 year-old GMO critic in Canada. Basically they confirm that part of the strategy used by the GMO marketers is to labelled critics themselves "anti-science" but not to discuss any science which supports or questions the safety and efficacy of GMO crop systems which pair high does of pesticides like glyphosate with GMO crops designed to withstand them.

“I’m glad to sign on to whatever you like, or write whatever you like….I’d be happy to write the op-ed on making decisions on facts,” Folta wrote in an email in October 2014 to Monsanto.
In August 2014, Monsanto also gave Folta an unrestricted $25,000 grant telling him in a letter it “may be used at your discretion in support of your research and outreach projects.”
Eleven months after the video was posted, Folta volunteered his own strategy to Ketchum: a website to counter Parent and her organization’s website, Kids Right to Know, according to an email obtained by Global News.
“Today, I purchased kidsrightotruth.com and want to populate this. I have no time, but I have an idea. I can provide content.”(Folta wrote to GMO PR firm Ketchum)


So why attack this 14YO girl specifically? Well, because she is great at what she does...

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