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 …

Jeffrey Smith to broadcast live anti-GMO freakshow on the internet.

Mark you calendars now. The Yogic flying dancer teacher and self styled gmo expert brings his sideshow act to the internet. October 25-27 .   All your favorite anti-gmo cartoon characters will be  there. Click to play video   [video width="640" height="480" flv="http://theprogressivecontrarian.com/mooney-content/uploads/2013/10/loo…

2012: The year crazy and stupid went mainstream

I've always been of the mind that stupid should hurt, so 2012 was a hard one for the Contrarian. It was the year that crazy and stupid went mainstream, or at least when I first noticed it did. It was the year a manufactured issue, the safety of GMOs, came to the popular progressive imagination. Progressives embraced every crackpot and their theorie…

Anthony Gucciardi: Anti-science crackpot and pretend journalist

The liberal/left is constantly excoriating FoxNews for their dishonest and incredibly slanted reporting. The thing is, every once in a while, whether by design or accident they get it right. This can not be said for Anthony Gucciardi. Gucciardi is a writer for Nation of Change and the Natural Society websites. His bio lists him as "an accomplished…

Anti-GMO crowd takes their “medicine show” national

From the ashes of the defeat of Prop 37, a new group has arisen, like an Organic Phoenix.  The group, calling itself the GMO Inside campaign is planning to take their show national.   The main players are Food Democracy Now!, Green America, Foodbabe, Nature's Path and Nutiva and...wait for it... the ever popular Institute for Responsible Techno…

The zany and madcap world of the GMO labeling crowd

The GMO labeling crowd seems to be quite the wacky bunch.  Out in front you have a yogic flying dance teacher, a snake-oil salesman, a professional protester, and an alternative  health knucklehead who claims GMOs are the equivalent of Zyklon B. Oh, and GMOs are the new thalidomide as well. All are in the anti-vaccine camp and all of them are ant…

Dr. Oz/Jeffrey Smith Smackdown by Bruce Chassy

I've been a big detractor of fraud Jeffrey Smith on this blog for quite a while. He is a fraud and a charlatan with no scientific credentials who has been given credibility by State legislatures and the media as an expert on GMOs. He spouts nonsense. So, it was heartening to see this. It is a link via Pamela Ronald via ScienceBlogs When an alert c…

Deconstructing Jeffrey Smith: Yogic flyer, dance teacher and GMO expert

I've written about self-proclaimed GMO expert Jeffrey Smith several times. I've pointed out what a fraud and charlatan he is. He heads a questionable organization called the Institute for Responsible Technology. Here is what I've written about him in the past: Smith is the media’s go-to-guy for anti-GM information. He even has a blog on the Huffi…

Biggest donor to Prop 37 in trouble with the FDA over misleading claims

I've written on this blog before about internet quack Dr. Mercola who hawks questionable supplements on his website. He is for labeling of GMOs but not his products. He spreads disinformation about GMOs and is the biggest donor to the GMO labeling law in California. He also has trouble with the FDA who have sent him several cease and desist let…