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Five common myths about Monsanto

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As a liberal and a Bernie Sanders supporter, one of the things that annoys me to no end is the ignorance of people on the left when it comes to science. Specifically, this is the continued demonization of biotech companies like Monsanto, and the conspiracy nonsense liberals and privileged progressives buy into.

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Here are five of the common myths pushed by the anti-Monsanto crowd for the profit of the organic industry:

5. Roundup is a deadly carcinogen: The active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate which is an herbicide, and harmless to humans and other animals unless ingested in highly concentrated doses.

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4. Monsanto sues and bankrupts small farmers: This is a common argument against the industry. . .

This litigation is for violations of patent law or contracts (which organic companies also have), not for accidental cross-breeding of crops.

Related article:  Mother's science-based view: Organics and Whole Foods are 'scam of the decade'

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3. Monsanto owns Hillary Clinton: The only real connection . . . is that she hired an independent lobbyist that has worked for Monsanto . . .  Yes, Monsanto has donated to her campaign, but would you rather that the LGBT-friendly company put their money behind Ted Cruz . . .?

2. Monsanto has a monopoly on the food market: No, they don’t. Monsanto currently has annual profits close to what Whole Foods does. . .

1. The organic market is a grassroots movement. . . .

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If you prefer fresh food from farmers you know, that’s great. . . .

However, buying into the fear campaign by the organic/anti-GMO industry will not help you and your family live healthier . . .lives. It is little more than an advertising ploy to convince you to pay more money for products that are not safer or more nutritious.

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