US Right to Know’s Gary Ruskin linked to anti-science Russian ‘fake news’ site

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This article or excerpt is included in the GLP’s daily curated selection of ideologically diverse news, opinion and analysis of biotechnology innovation.

[Editor’s note: Alex Berezow is a senior fellow of biomedical science at the American Council on Science and Health.]

RT is the Kremlin’s propaganda outlet in the United States and around the world. As such, it broadcasts “news” (mostly, the fake variety) that advances the agenda of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

One such agenda is undermining American dominance in science and technology, and RT has played its part by serving as a constant source of misinformation.

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Gary Ruskin

Gary Ruskin heads an organization, called U.S. Right to Know (USRTK) [Read GLP profile here], that — despite opposition from America’s best doctors and scientists — insists on labeling foods containing GMOs as a way of scaring Americans about the safety of their food. The purpose is to get people to buy more organic.

That’s why USRTK receives more than $400,000 from the Organic Consumers Association, a group that spreads lies about GMOs. Ronnie Cummins, the International Director of OCA, is known to propagandize for RT.

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A recent RT article reported on a minor document filed by a sue-and-settle law firm for a lawsuit against Monsanto in the Northern District of California. The only interesting thing about the document* was that Gary appears to have gotten the law firm to include the patently false claim that Monsanto is paying off organizations, like the American Council on Science and Health (us), to lie about “chemicals.”

[*Disclosure: GLP was also named in this document.]

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion, and analysis. Read full, original post: Dear Gary Ruskin And Anti-GMOers, Stop Being Puppets For Putin

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