GMO ‘frankenwheat’ for breakfast? A closer look at popular but misleading food memes

| | November 14, 2018
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Ever play a game of telephone when you were a kid? You start with a message, whisper it in someone’s ear, and by the time it reaches the end of the group, the message is completely distorted and oftentimes is no longer truthful.

The same can be said for learning or reading about a topic online …. Truth is so incredibly important when it comes to journalism, but sometimes the imagery associated with the points are so far off, you have to wonder how credible the source and other info is as well.

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The problem here is there’s no such thing as (commercially available) GMO wheat, and this photo isn’t even wheat … it’s oats! So if they’re going to bash a product, let’s at least make sure that product exists first and they know what a crop even looks like.

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Well Hunt’s, as your now ex-customers have pointed out, there’s no such thing as GMO tomatoes! So I hope this field of non-GMO tomatoes is shark-free as well, as something that would never exist ….  If something as basic as the use of a stock image can go so awry, where the offender won’t remove or edit the post, how can anything else they say or do be taken seriously?

Read full, original article: Activist photos and memes that fail on so many levels

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