Rachel Parent’s call to “teach the controversy” on GMOs echoes creationist attack on evolution

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One of the latest contributions from [Huffington Post] . . .comes courtesy of self-described teenage “food safety activist” Rachel Parent. . . Her new article is titled “GMO Propaganda Has No Place In Your Child’s Classroom.” She then goes on to regurgitate her own propaganda.

PR spin proclaims that GM is safe

No, scientific studies proclaim that GM is safe. . . . In fact, the consensus on GMOs is every bit as strong as that on climate change. Picking and choosing the science . . . is perhaps the biggest hallmark of propaganda.

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Figures who front the PR strategy are invited to give talks. . . pose as independent science experts, while doing their best to hide their close ties to these corporations.


Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. The Genetic Literacy Project reports that Ms. Parent’s father is the CEO of a multi-million dollar company. . . that peddles GMO-free dietary supplements of dubious nutritional value.

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The next time you hear or read an anti-GMO argument, imagine replacing the term “GMO” . . . “evolution” or “climate change.” That will give you an idea of the anti-intellectual, pseudoscientific nature of the anti-GMO movement.

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