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Fake news alert: Melania Trump did not ban Monsanto products, GMOs from White House

| | June 6, 2017
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CLAIM: First Lady Melania Trump banned all Monsanto products from the White House after reading about the dangers of genetically modified foods.

RATING: FALSE

ORIGIN: On 30 May 2017, web sites began posting reports stating that First Lady Melania Trump had banned all food products containing ingredients associated with the multinational agrochemical company Monsanto….

These claims were fictional, however. Although the Monsanto Company does, in fact, produce genetically modified crop seeds, there is no truth to the allegation that Melania Trump has banned “Monsanto-tainted products” from the White House.

These fabricated reports about Melania Trump and Monsanto originated with YourNewsWire, a fake news web site who plagiarized the quotes falsely attributed to the First Lady from a six-year-old Yes! Magazine article by April Dávila….

YourNewsWire is a notorious promulgator of fake news and baseless conspiracy theories.

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion, and analysis. Read full, original post: Melania Trump Bans Monsanto Products from the White House?

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