Viewpoint: Why is anti-GMO snake oil salesman Dr. Oz on Trump’s council on nutrition?

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Earlier this month, President Donald Trump announced a slew of well-known celebrities, doctors, executives and athletes to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.

Let’s start with the Public Enemy No. 1 on the list: Dr. Oz.

I continually baffled how Dr. Oz. continues to rise in fame in today’s society. It’s well known that he has continued to peddle unscientific, emotionally charged medical advice and snake oil-type products on his television show, “The Dr. Oz. Show.” Heck, he even testified at a congressional hearing on Capitol Hill where senators grilled him about his controversial weight-loss supplements. His defense was that he was a “cheerleader” for his viewers. Please.

He also is vehemently opposed to modern agriculture. He has dedicated a good chunk of airtime on his shows to spouting discredited anti-GMO theories and fear mongering to his all too trusting audience. He regularly featured the “Food Babe” on his show, who stands for just about everything that you and I are against, scientifically and especially with respect to agriculture.

Plain and simple—Dr. Oz and his mouth is a large reason why consumers do not trust farmers and food companies.

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