Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Vicki Batts
Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, have been a hot button issue for many years now. More and more, consumers are turning to non-GMO, organic options; the entire organic industry has been expanding at a rapid pace for the last decade. As organic options, farmers’ markets and other GMO-free alternatives continue to skyrocket in popularity, it comes as no surprise that the conversation about GMO foods has become increasingly limited. Proponents of GMO foods are doing all that they can to hold onto their place in the market — and to keep suspicions about the safety of GMOs at bay.
Last year, a Pew survey revealed that 39 percent of Americans thought GMOs were bad for your health. While its clear that shoppers are becoming more savvy and knowledgeable, that can be a dangerous thing for an industry that relies on deception for profits.
The GMO propaganda machine is in full-swing; last year, a congressional bill was passed that would allow $3 million taxpayer dollars to be shelled out for “consumer outreach and education regarding agricultural biotechnology.” In other words, millions of tax dollars are being spent to brainwash the public into buying the GMO hype.
Getting the truth on GMOs is a hard thing to do these days; shills are everywhere. Not only is reporting on GMOs often stricken with bias, tech giants like Facebook and Google are actively suppressing discussion on a wide variety of topics. Censorship is real, and it’s already here. Independence and freedom are under attack at virtually every level — but at GMO.news, you can still find real reporting on the latest science on GMOs, genetic engineering efforts and more.
At GMO.news, you can find the latest stories involving GMO research along with coverage of the latest news in the biotech industry. Whether its lawsuits against Monsanto, unveiling corruption within the organics industry, evidence of government collusion or something else entirely, GMO.news will have it covered.
Karma is coming for the GMO-pushing biotech industry, that’s for sure. Robert F. Kennedy, renowned environmental attorney, recently revealed that he would be launching the first of “several thousand” lawsuits against biotech behemoth Monsanto, alleging that the company’s flagship weedkiller, Roundup, was tied to cancer. As writer JD Heyes reports:
The first case involves Dwayne “Lee” Johnson, a school groundskeeper who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2014 just two years after using “Ranger Pro,” a Monsanto product that contains the same chemicals as Roundup. His attorney, R. Brent Wisner, told jurors that the agri-business king knew about several studies identifying the safety risks associated with the products – which have been on the market for some 40 years – but did nothing to mitigate them.
There is a veritable mountain of evidence to show not only that glyphosate is a threat to human health, but that Monsanto actively tried to disinform the public on this matter, hiding evidence and colluding to besmirch the truth about glyphosate.
And it’s not just Monsanto who’s feeling the burn of being in the hot seat: The Organic Trade Association, charged with protecting the integrity of organics, has recently come under fire for selling out to Big Ag. Nature’s Path Organic, a popular organic foods brand, recently withdrew from the OTA — but only after outing the association for failing to stay true to its purpose.
While the OTA is supposed to stand up for organics, recently the organization has been lobbying for Big Ag instead — and it’s not a good look; GMOs could soon infiltrate organics if this behavior continues. Nature’s Path founder and co-CEO Arran Stephens reportedly commented, “Our departure from the OTA is an act of protest to raise awareness of our concerns that the important role organic plays in support of the health of consumers and our planet is being compromised.”
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