Dr. Oz claims herbicides linked to GMOs cause hormonal problems

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The wizard is a fraud. That’s what Dorothy and her friends discover in “The Wizard of Oz.”

Many viewers of The Dr. Oz Show will have reached a similar conclusion last week, following another one of the host’s attacks on GMOs as well as his ongoing support for pointless warning labels on food.

For years, Mehmet Oz has waged a propaganda campaign against GMOs, suggesting that eating these foods poses health risks.

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The good news is that Oz appears to have modified his message, a little bit. Last week, he retreated from earlier claims that GMOs pose direct threats to health: “This debate is not about the safety of GMOs,” he said.

Oz knows that his critics have proven him wrong on the science.

But Oz conceded nothing at all. He insisted that farmers who grow GMOs use herbicides that have the potential to “change your hormones.” A scare tactic that abandons truth to boost viewership.

Moreover, Oz has thrown his support behind mandatory GMO labeling. Proponents talk about “transparency” and “the right to know” what’s in food. Their soundbites sound compelling, but they’re misleading. What’s the point of warning labels that caution against GMOs when, “this debate is not about the safety of GMOs”?

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People who want to avoid GMO ingredients can look for the voluntary labels that many products now carry. They can also purchase food labeled as organic, which by law cannot include GMOs.

So here’s what Oz wants: Labels that convey worthless data about safe products at great expense.

What needs a warning label is The Dr. Oz Show: Watch it at your own risk.

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