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NaturalNews’ Mike Adams’ genocidal views on GMOs mainstream among environmental activists

| July 30, 2014

GLP note: NaturalNews founder and editor Mike Adams is known for his extremist views on GMOs, the latest being his threats to scientists and journalists who support biotechnology. Is he just an extreme outlier, not representative of other anti-GMO groups who might be more rational? Joni Kamiya looks at the views expressed by other anti-GMO groups, and finds that Adams is not really an outlier at all. NaturalNews and Adams are widely quoted and used as trusted sources of information on GMOs. Below are excerpts from Kamiya’s analysis at Hawaii Farmer’s Daughter.

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As a kid, our parents want us to hang around the good kids.  If you get in with the good kids, it also makes you look good and stay away from trouble.  Who you hang out with is a reflection of one’s own morals and values, as well as your family.

It’s so not surprising that Mike Adams of the prolific anti-GMO Natural News website is resorting to calling for threats against those who support biotechnology.  He quickly set up a website, Monsanto Collaborators, hours before announcing this threat on Natural News itself.  He has been a huge proponent of fear mongering among the Hawaii anti-GMO movement here and it’s no surprise that he has a myriad of complaints being lodged against him with the FBI as a result.  This guy is an insult to most people’s intelligence but unfortunately, so many activists in Hawaii love this dude who accuses biotech of crimes against humanity and so.  Many of the anti-GMO activists here share his hate for biotechnology and if you look further about how this vile huckster has overtaken logical and rational thoughts, all you have to do is look at how well entrenched he has made himself.  Let’s take a closer look at how intertwined ALL of the anti-GMO groups are to this deranged fellow that has swamped over the internet.

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It’s pretty evident that this belief that biotechnology is creating a “crime against humanity” talk comes a lot from Natural News and so many other sites that share his beliefs.  There’s no facts and the unwitting consumer easily gets sucked into its fear filled messages that they are being harmed.  That’s why we have a very vocal bunch of activists who are crying for protections of this perceived “danger.”

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It shouldn’t be surprising at all that we see the same bunch of sites being shared among thousands and those thousands are scared, clamoring for politicians to save them from this perceived danger.  When you’re so afraid of something, you act without thinking, which means sharing bad memes and bad links.

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As one can see, we have a ton of bad information, poorly educated politicians and a public prone to supporting kooks like Mike Adams aka Mr. Kill Biotech, now using this to make laws.  If you’ve posted any of these websites, touted this information or even plan on voting for any of these politicians or the moratorium, you might just want to rethink your support of them.  Supporting them means supporting Mike Adams and his message to kill people like myself and other farmers, scientists, and agriculture supporters like the ranchers and paniolos who base our decisions on real evidence and support biotechnology as a tool for our future.  He has no aloha and neither do any of the people who back him up.  The mainland based SHAKA Movement folks need to use their new interpretation of it and SHAKA this guy out of the way of our islands.

Read the full, original article: Anti-GMO activists: A family of bad information delinquents led by the Health Ranger

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