Viewpoint: Consumers Union calls Zen Honeycutt ‘a loon,’ but still promotes her anti-GMO message

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Zen Honeycutt, founder of the anti-GMO group Moms Across America.

Michael Hansen is a senior scientist for Consumers Union, the consumer advocacy group that publishes Consumer Reports. He has also been fighting against the use of biotechnology in agriculture for more than twenty years.

An email from Hansen …. details his encounter with Moms Across America founder Zen HoneycuttOn May 27, 2014 Hansen went with Honeycutt to the EPA to discuss her organization’s concerns with glyphosate.

According to Hansen’s email, he is well aware that Honeycutt is not only wrong about glyphosate in breast milk but goes on to refer to her and those like her as “loons”.


While I normally ignore such loons, they are very dangerous since significant portions of the grass roots activists buy into their nonsense. One of them is Zen Honeycutt, founder of Moms Across America, a big anti-GE group.

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Yet Michael Hansen didn’t take his own advice. According to Honeycutt …. Hansen would again assist her in a meeting three years later with the California Office of Health Hazard Assessment …. he helped her work out the math used to manipulate OEHHA into thinking glyphosate exposure in food was some type of health concern.

How can Consumers Union be trusted on anything when one of their senior scientists knowingly assists a “loon” in the propagation of misinformation to consumers? ….

Read full, original article: Consumers Union knows this anti GMO activist is a “loon”, but keeps helping her

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