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Rock and roll scientist Shiva Ayyadurai has a new target for his quest to raise awareness about the lack of regulation for genetically modified organisms (GMOs)… Hillary Clinton.
Ayyadurai, a . . .MIT graduate who . . . holds the first U.S. copyright for “email,” first announced his $10 million GMO challenge in November of 2015:
“If Monsanto can disprove the fact that there are no safety assessment standards for GMOs… then I will give them my $10 million building.”
Undeterred by Monsanto’s snubbing of his $10 million challenge. . .the crusading scientist reissued the same dare last week to possible 2016 presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
“Disprove my research that exposes the lack of safety regarding GMO’s and I will donate $10 million to your presidential campaign,” Ayyadurai stated in a news release aimed at Clinton last week.
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Ayyadurai criticized Clinton for what he termed “open support for GMOs and the Clinton Foundation’s cow-towing to Monsanto’s CEO.”
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In 2014, Clinton expressed her support for genetically modified crops and crop biotechnology “with a proven track record” during a keynote appearance at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) convention in San Diego.
Charla Lord, a spokeswoman with Monsanto, provided Patch the following statement in December:
“Mr. Ayyadurai’s allegation that there is no safety assessment of genetically modified foods is uninformed. GM crops undergo safety assessments that are more rigorous and thorough than assessments of any other food crop in history. . . .”
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