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…

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…

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…

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 abo…

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…

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 …

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…

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...…

Scientifically Illiterate Hall of Shame inducts CA State Senator Noreen Evans

Our latest induction to the Scientifically Illiterate Hall Of Shame (SIHS) is California State Senator Noreen Evans. Evans introduced a GMO labeling law in California and this is her reasoning according to the Press Democrat website The Santa Rosa Democrat says genetically modified organisms have been linked to health problems ranging from allergi…