Viewpoint: ‘Conspiracy theorist’ Zen Honeycutt spins tall tales about GMOs, glyphosate weed killer on CBS Los Angeles

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If the media has a question about biomedical science, one would assume that a scientist or doctor would be the go-to source of information. But this is 2020, and we’re way beyond that.

KCAL9, the CBS affiliate in Los Angeles, ran a segment on the safety of the food supply for children. A pediatrician, a nutritionist, an epidemiologist, or a randomly selected professor from the UCLA Medical Center would have made a perfectly fine choice. Instead, KCAL9 went with Zen Honeycutt, an anti-vaccine, anti-GMO conspiracy theorist ….

As one might expect, she spouts a bunch of incoherent, self-contradictory nonsense. At one point in the interview (1:43), she claims that glyphosate can’t be washed off of vegetables. Then, seconds later (2:27), she says that glyphosate can contaminate organic food because it gets washed off by the rain.

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And if you weren’t sufficiently scared of glyphosate, she then accuses it of causing cancer, liver disease, and reproductive problems. Of course, literally everything she has said up to this point is a lie — including “and” and “the.”

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