Response to Mark Lynas: GMO labeling neither inevitable nor sensible

“In a speech at the Food Integrity Summit in Chicago, on Oct 15, Mark Lynas, former antiGMO activist now pro-science crusader, lays out his case for labeling of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in food. With eloquent certainty, he admits that there is no scientific basis for labeling, and that the ultimate intent of pro-labelling activists is the outright ban of genetic engineering,” writes Dr. Ricky in his blog, “Science Based Cuisine.”

“Though he has clarified that he is against the I-522 mandating GMO labeling in Washington state, this move emboldens the antiscience fringe fueling the debate. Like many in the mainstream media, he’s given fear mongering fabrication equal footing to established science. This is not a negotiation. This is not acceding to a public’s ‘Right to Know’. It’s a witch hunt, and someone is being used as a sacrifice to placate a terrorized population.”

Read the full, original story here: “Giving In to False Balance” 

 

 

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