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Farmers say Laura Prepon and other anti-GMO celebrities make their jobs harder

| | August 22, 2018
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I really wish there were more celebrities out there who embraced the biotechnology and the benefits behind modern agriculture.

Earlier this year I wrote an article called “Top 8 pro-science and pro-farmer celebrities.” Of these celebrity voices, Iowa farm boy turned actor Ashton Kutcher made the cut. He always wanted to be a geneticist and sings praises to genetic engineering and technologies such as CRISPR. Yay Ashton Kutcher!

Unfortunately for his “That ’70s Show” co-star Laura Prepon, the love for truth and science isn’t mutual. This was one of her most recent tweets:

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Tweets such as Prepon’s make our jobs as farmers so much more difficult, while completely forgetting the fact that we are so fortunate to have such a safe, abundant food supply. First-world problems indeed, facts be damned.

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It’s true that corn is one of the 10 genetically engineered crops that are commercially available to farmers in the U.S. But this isn’t a bad thing. It’s thanks to GMOs that crops are higher quality and allow farmers to use fewer chemicals and safer herbicides. She brags about her organic corn, but organic does not mean free from pesticides.

Read full, original article: Farm Babe: Laura Prepon’s tweet got derailed in so many ways

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