Time to sue the anti-GMO bastards

Anti-GMO groups like USTRK and the Organic Consumers Association have long been getting away with libel, slander and defamation of honest scientists.  It's time to fight back. I've never understood why people like Kevin Folta et al haven't hit back. I've heard all kinds of things like the cost of a lawsuit etc. Nonsense. It doesn't cost that mu…

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…

Allow Golden Rice: A video appeal by environmentalist Patrick Moore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MCtVqmCoI8 Patrick Moore is one of the early members of Greenpeace. He left in the 1980s after he felt the organization had lost its way. In the last few years, he has come out in favor of GMOs and changed his stance on such issues as nuclear power. As proof the environmental movement is more like a cult rather…

Scientifically Illiterate Hall of Shame

Trying to convince the anti-gmo crowd the method of genetically engineering food is safe, or as safe as anything can be, is a daunting task. In fact, it's like to trying to explain something to monkeys. Wait, let me retract that statement. Monkeys will eventually get it. But, the anti-gmo troops on the ground are one thing.  When our elected o…

NY State Assembly public hearing on GMO labeling was a farce.

This is a tough one. I'm not sure where to begin. I attended a show trial NY State Assembly public hearing on gmo labeling last Tuesday which was held at Lehman College in the Bronx. It was chock full of lies, bullying, nonsense and a pretend sense of balance. Basically it was a 3/12 hour farce disguised as a public hearing. The public hearing …

More anti-GMO dishonesty: GMWatch selectively edits

GMWatch, in attempt to make you believe that scientists are anti-gmo did a little selective editing to prove their point, again.  The anti-gmo crowd just can't be honest. The issue is a fungus that is decimating the Cavendish banana crops. It's been hard to find a cure for what ails the Cavendish banana. On their site they quote one Dr. Emi…

March against Monsanto: NYC version

First off, if you're going to have a protest about how we're all being poisoned, you need to have it led by healthy, well-fed, good-looking people. Second, you need music and what better music to have than the Occupy Wall Street All-No-Star Band with special guest, Zuccotti Park Sax Guy. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX4yw4eMnmI?rel=0…

The dark side of the anti-GMO movement

Each year in Third World countries, millions of children go blind or die from the lack of Vitamin A. Wouldn't it be great if scientists could come up with an easy solution to this human disaster? Well, they did. Professor Ingo Potrykus of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and Peter Beyer of the University of Freiburg in Germany found a s…

Everybody Panic! Eating GM wheat will destroy your liver!

On comment boards across the vast interwebs, people swear they suffered from all kinds of physical ills until they gave up eating GMO foods, more often than not, it's genetically modified wheat. There's only one problem, there is no genetically modified wheat on the market. Therein lies another problem with the anti-GMO crowd. They ascribe all …