The anti-GMO narrative – and that is what it is, a story – has several consistent elements:. . . . GMOs are poisonous, bad for farmers, and solely promoted by companies out to make money by controlling the food source. . . The problem with this cartoon is that it does not comport with reality.
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[S]ome . . . GMOs . . . obviously break the anti-GMO narrative. These crops have anti-GMO activists in a panic, because they expose their lies and might just soften the public on GMOs . . . .
The story of Bt brinjal in Bangladesh is [a] dramatic example. . . Bt brinjal (eggplant) varieties were developed by several universities. . . .
Seeds were given to farmers who, by many accounts, are thrilled with the results. . . .
Farmers growing the Bt varieties report a dramatic reduction in pesticide use by over 80% and virtually no crop loss to pests. The plants are healthy and productive.
This is a disaster for the anti-GMO narrative. Monsanto is no where to be seen. . . There are no patents, the plants reduce pesticide use, and the farmers are happy.
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[The anti-GMO activists] response has been a campaign of lies and misinformation. . . .
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