GMOFreeUSA and their pals love their autocrats

UPDATE: This is an update of a post I did on 6/13/2014. I felt it needed to be posted again, since I just found another authoritarian country the antis love, Gambia. 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. Wh…

Anti-GMO dumbasses invade NPR

There seems to be a belief that National Public Radio's audience is educated, well informed and smart. If the comments in response to an article, The Danger Of GMOs: Is It All In Your Mind? is any indication, that belief seems to be in misguided. Or, maybe its just that the dumbass antis have invaded.  My hope is that it's the latter. Here ar…

Neil Young picks wrong poster child for corporate villainy

Last night I spent a little over an hour experiencing severe cognitive dissonance. I attended a screening of Neil Young's The Monsanto Years: A Work in Progress. It was a documentary of the making of his new album which is due to be released in June. I was filled with dread as I waited in line to go in the IFC Center theater. What could I expect…

Neil Young’s new anti-Monsanto album?

  So, some depressing news came across my digital transom today. Apparently Neil Young's new album will be an "anti-Monsanto"album called The Monsanto Years. He will be backed by Willie Nelson's two sons. The anti-Monsanto in itself isn't the problem. My fear is that he will parrot all the nonsense from the anti playbook and fans will take …

Anti-GMO…crazier than I thought

The anti-GMO movement is in a bad place. While they still con people into buying their lies and nonsense, a subtle shift has occurred. Opinion is beginning to turn against them. Maintream media has been casting a much more skeptical eye and various lefty/green writers have either changed their minds or at least taking less strident anti stances …

Anti-GMO/Organic activists… GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! ME! ME! ME!

Lately it has occurred to me that along with buying into nonsense and bad science, the Anti-GMO and organic crowd sounds like a bunch of entitled, spoiled children. Look at the GMOInside meme above. The crowd is always making demands about their food. Who makes demands about their food and drink? Well, fed, affluent, self-entitled westerners…

Mike Adams’ crazy train goes off the tracks

In case you haven't heard, there was a massive train wreck over at Natural News. Mike Adams has gone full Godwin and called for the murder of those who he deems "Monsanto collaborators," comparing them to Nazi collaborators. Writing on his website he says "...it is the moral right — and even the obligation — of human beings everywhere t…

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! Testi…

The Anti-GMO movement is big fan of autocratic countries

UPDATE: This is an update of a post I did on 6/13/2014. I felt it needed to be said again, since I just found another authoritarian country the antis love, Gambia. 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…

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 Literac…