Anti-GMO goes bananas

The latest nonsense emanating from the Anti camp is this from our friends at GMOFreeUSA. The stupidity is astounding. Wait. Aren’t these the same folks who have been screaming there have been no studies of GMOs and their effect on humans? Anti-GMO: No testing of safety on humans! GMO banana: Okay. Human testing. Anti-GMO: OMG! Testing on humans! Well, then. Let’s have a look-see at Read More →


My father was a pain in my ass, but a great guy.

I just accidentally came across this in one of my folders that I don’t remember writing. Apparently I wrote in 2010 and didn’t post it. So, as it’s Fathers Day… The old man was a pain in the ass. You couldn’t get away with anything. I always wanted the dad that would cry, “Not my son!” when you got into trouble. I got the, “That Read More →


The Anti-GMO movement is big fan of autocratic countries

Since the Anti-GMO movement doesn’t have the facts or real science their side, they hitch their wagon to anybody or anything that promotes their cause no matter how illegitimate. When they’re not doing that they’re making shit up. Their latest nonsense is favoriting countries with less than stellar democratic leanings who are banning GMOs. Here’s GMOFREEUSA’s latest hero country Seriously? They are celebrating a military Read More →

Fish genes in my tomato? Dumbass.

You hear this nonsense over and over. They’re putting genes from unrelated species into GMOs. This very idea shows how ignorant the anti-gmo activists are when it comes to science and DNA. What this post is about is that you don’t have to be a squint to understand the science. I’m not a scientist and I’ll admit that before I started learning about GMOs I Read More →

Five versions of New York City

This is off topic, but it’s something that is near and dear to my heart. So,what the hell?  Back in the day, many of us in the hinterlands dreamed of moving to NYC. It was a romantized vision, but a true one. We had this idea we could leave it all behind and not so much re-invent ourselves, but become a part of what was Read More →

Organickers/Anti-GMO and pesticides: Fear vs. reality

One of the biggest whines of the Organickers and Antis, (besides take me to Portland)  is how GMO and conventional farming douses, drenches, drowns, their crops in pesticides. And like all their other imaginary facts, this one is imaginary as well; like the idea that organic farming uses no toxic pesticides A recent post on the Genetic Literacy Project website by an actual real life farmer, Read More →

Monanto shill = intellectually bankrupt.

It used to be “Monsanto Shill”was an exclusive club. Now it seems that anyone who doesn’t see GMOs as the worst thing to happen since Justin Bieber are on the payroll. It’s really an intellectually bankrupt accusation. Just go to any comment board, including this one and you see it. I did a quick search in quote for “Monsanto shill” and got 14,000 results. Then Read More →

Guest Post: GMO labels. The purpose is…?

Today’s guest “post” comes from friend of the Contrarian, mem-somerville. She’s created a great Storify. As the campaign for labeling heats up,  the true goal of the Right-to-Know labeling crowd is becoming more readily transparent. Through the use of screenshots, she shows the antis in their own words, how their goal is elimination of GMOS and not just a simple label. It’s a beautiful piece of Read More →

What if a corporation isn’t evil incarnate? A progressive’s dilemma.

It all used to be so easy. There were the good guys, us, and there were the bad guys, them. Then I meandered into the issue of GMOs. That’s when everything became complicated. I support the use of transgenics for our food supply, simply because I trust the science behind it and because all my research has led me in that direction. What bothers me is the Read More →

Vermont inducted into the Scientifically Illiterate Hall of Shame plus more dumbass

Our latest inductee to the Scientifically Illiterate Hall of Shame is the Vermont legislature for their overwhelming vote to require labeling foods containing GMO “ingredients.” In addition to that, two Vermont elected officials get the first Golden Scientific Dumbass Award for sponsoring  the law. The first award is shared and it goes to… State Senator David Zuckerman and State Representative Carolyn Partridge. Why? Because they are in league with Read More →