Greenpeace recently objected to the Philippine government’s approval for the country’s farmers to grow genetically modified golden rice. The rice variant will contain enough Vitamin A and beta-carotene that can feed and nourish starving children in poverty that lack those vital nutrients. Greenpeace, on the other hand, has long been involved in campaigns to demonize… Read More Greenpeace Condemns Philippines Approving “Golden Rice”
Environmentalist anti-pesticide and anti-vaccine campaigns are the beneficiaries of media misinformation which is the conclusion of a commentary posted at the American Center for Science and Health’s website. One green organization that joins in to both campaigns is the Environmental Work Group who is notorious for issuing false reports and statments on GMO’s. vaccines, and… Read More Environmentalists Benefit From Media Chemophobia Propaganda
A column published at the Genetic Literacy Project by two Italian scientists outlines a serious problem their country faces regarding crop cultivation and farming. Presently, European Union and Italian rules restrict growing and cultivating genetically modified crops. But importers are enjoying a boom in business since the only alternate for Europe is to import produce… Read More Scientists: Italy’s GMO Rules Minimize Competition
British journalist, businessman, and author Matt Ridley has published a harrowing essay at the Genetic Literacy Project (GLP) detailing the hundreds of thousands of people who die resulting from environmentalists who oppose the production and distribution of golden rice. In this video, GLP head Jon Entine explains the green movement’s opposition to biotechnology impedes agricultural… Read More “Blood on their hands”
By Jonathan Knutson / Agweek on May 27, 2019 GMO plants and crops are controversial worldwide — especially so in Europe, where they’re strictly regulated. Now, a new study by Danish researchers finds that the regulations aren’t justified and may stand in the way of important agricultural innovation. In a related development, the Danish Council… Read More Study: GMOs get bad rap in Europe
By Deb Gangwish Special for CommonGround May 12, 2019 Omaha World-Herald If you’re involved purchasing food for yourself, your family or your business, you’re likely aware of genetically modified crops – also known as genetically modified organisms (GMOs), GE crops or biotech crops. GMOs have been widely misunderstood. People are concerned about their health and… Read More Nebraska Farmer: Nothing to Fear About GMO’s
Myles Power asks a silly sounding question that, once again, exposes the double standards that lie at the core of Greenpeace and shows their opposition to GMOs to be hypocritical and irrational. That question is, Why do Greenpeace like butterflies? PHOTO CREDIT: © Derek Ramsey / derekramsey.com / Used with permission
Investigative reporter Kevin Mooney has a column with the Washington Examiner blasting the strong-arm tactics of the Non-GMO Project. Mooney equates their methods with the mafia and if a food producer don’t do as they are told, the manufacturer will be on the receiving end of a marketing campaign to ruin their reputation and slander… Read More The Anti-GMO Movement’s Mafia-Like Tactics?
Dr. Paul Offit joins Cameron English of the Genetic Literacy Project to discuss the similarities between these two groups, and how anti-biotech and anti-vaccine groups use fear-based messaging impacts the public’s understanding of science. Paul Offit is a pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and an expert on vaccines, immunology, and virology. He has… Read More Dr. Paul Offit: Striking similarities between anti-biotech and anti-vaccine activism
Smirnoff made some waves back in October when they announced they’re going Non-GMO with their vodka. The reaction to this move has also been noteworthy. A couple of farmers from Kansas who also own a liquor store made headlines by boycotting Smirnoff products in their store.