More anti-GE dishonesty from GMWatch

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GMWatch, in attempt to make you believe that scientists are anti-gmo did a little selective editing to prove their point, again.

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. Emile Frison as saying, “Only GM can save the banana “ Well at least they got that right. He did say that and he does work for Syngenta.

And they did cite some legitimate research that showed there may be other ways to save the banana. But here’s the dishonesty. They quoted a letter from banana scientist, Dr. David Jones to New Scientist Magazine taking issue with that claim, saying other methods of conventional breeding could work. Yes, he did write that.

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However, GMWatch neglected to quote him completely. Here’s what they left out.

“Many banana scientists, including me, believe that genetic engineering should complement rather than replace conventional breeding strategies. (emphasis mine) Let’s not put all our eggs in one basket.”

Read the full, original story here: More anti-GMO dishonesty: GMWatch selectively edits

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