Opinion: Celebrities, environmental activist groups should stop shaming parents into avoiding GMOs

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The Environmental Media Association has teamed up with the organic dairy farm Clover Sonoma to celebrate Dairy Month in an unusual fashion: opposing genetically engineered crops with B-list celebrities. Jordana Brewster, Amy Smart, Carter Oosterhouse, and Baron Davis all appear in a commercial-type video aimed at convincing parents that good parents wouldn’t dare feed their children GMOs.

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This screengrab shows Amy Smart from the Environmental Media Association’s “PSA.” Notice the not-so-subliminal messaging on the fridge.

The crux of the campaign’s argument is that all families deserve to feed their children non-GMO or organic foods. But the campaign amounts to nothing more than an elaborate example of parent-shaming. The message is simple: You just aren’t a good parent if you feed your children food containing genetically modified ingredients. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion, and analysis. Read full, original post: Farmer’s Daughter: Don’t let yourself get shamed into avoiding GMOs

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