The sexism of the anti-GMO movement

Leftists love to accuse President Trump of being a racist, sexist and misogynist. Howewever, Kevin Senapathy at Forbes points to rampant sexism in the anti-GMO movement using three examples. She accuses the anti-GMO movement of essentially being grounded in sexism as it primarily targets women.

Jeffrey Smith, one of the stars of the anti-GMO movement and founder of the inappropriately-named Institute for Responsible Technology boils it down to the 5 “most receptive demographic groups to switch to non-GMO eating.” Along with pet owners, those suffering from chronic conditions, and religious folks who think GMO stands for “God Move Over,” Smith said in a 2015 video that moms, “especially moms with children suffering from chronic conditions, or those trying to prevent those chronic conditions,” are a lucrative target group.

This is exploitation, plain and simple. Planting fears of autism, cancer, allergies, asthma and more, the anti-GMO movement will sink to any level to scare parents. It’s an ideologically and financially-motivated ploy to increase non-GMO market share.

She then points out how a mother’s group is really a club of authoritarians not interested in dissenting opinions, especially if they come from men:

To {Moms Across America), evidence is hardly the touchstone of truth. Instead, they encourage women and moms to rely on their mommy instincts. Never had life come from your body? Apparently you’re not allowed an opinion. I learned this firsthand when my friend, geneticist Dr. Karl Haro von Mogel and I encountered Honeycutt in 2015 at an event in Chicago. Engaged with Honeycutt in a dialogue about risk, food, and science, I asked Haro von Mogel to chime in, since he’s a scientist, genetic engineering expert, and communicator.

“Are you a father?,” Honeycutt asked, to which Haro von Mogel replied, “not yet.” She then brushed him off, telling him “you haven’t got a being that comes from you,” and refused to engage with him further, preferring to keep the conversation between the two of us, lifegiver-to-lifegiver, mom-to-mom. Me? I love my children but I’ll stick with thinking with my brain rather than my reproductive system, thanks.

Then there are the wannabe celebrity mommy ideologues pushing the anti-GMO narrative too:

With so much pressure for women to emulate celebrities—from airbrushed skin to 4-week post baby beach ready abs—it makes perfect sense for the non-GMO movement to leverage the phenomenon. Consider organic industry funded lobby group Just Label It, chaired by Gary Hirshberg, founder of Stonyfield Organic. Its ongoing “conceal or reveal” campaign uses celebrity moms like Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ginnifer Goodwin, Sarah Gilbert, Jillian Michaels and more to plant the narrative that moms in particular have a “right to know” if food ingredients are genetically engineered. The campaign purports to speak for all moms, with sounds bites from the celebs like “You cannot conceal what’s in our kids’ food. No mom is okay with that.”

What is outlined in this article are just a few of the many examples of rampant sexism and disinformation being churned out by the anti-GMO movement. The Left’s accusations against someone is really projection in which what they accuse you of is really what they are about. Anti-GMO effort’s sexism is one method used to instill fear in people in hopes of leading people to reject GMO’s.

Since environmentalists are anti-human to the core, their attacks and disinformation on biotechnological experimentation and foods makes sense. There is no better way to kill off humans than to severely limit the food supply by destroying a means of enhancing it using science. In this case they use fear and lies to discourage people from consuming GMO foods as their method to do so.