"Devilsadvocate and #falseprophet himself. This trick has no threshold for #fuckery. @Regrann from @kemet_anu - #Repost @freedom_faction
With the help of #Monsanto money, #NeilDeGrasseTyson has launched a new film in an attempt to persuade the public to accept genetically modified foods (#GMO’s). It isn’t the first time Neil has spoken out in favor of GMO’s, but he’s stepping it up to a whole new level with #FoodEvolution, which hit theaters across #America on June 23rd.
The film is all about promoting the idea that the science is settled around genetic engineering, but just two years ago 300 scientists signed a paper bluntly titled ‘No scientific consensus on GMO safety.’ Much like the dated consensus that tobacco products are safe, Tyson apparently believes that a consensus on GMO’s only includes scientists who already agree with him. “Instead of an objective look at the evidence, Food Evolution gives viewers the full Monsanto science treatment: any science that raises concerns about the possible health risks of agrichemical products should be ignored, while studies that put those products in a favorable light is the only science worth discussing.” – Stacey Malkan Co-Founder, US Right To Know
In an effort to demonize opposition to GMO’s, the biotech industry routinely recruits so-called journalists, scientists, and academics to push pro-corporate #propaganda and slander anyone who questions the safety or ethics of #geneticengineering or complementary pesticides and herbicides such as #glyphosate.
An article posted in May of 2015 at USA Today exemplifies this perfectly by calling out those concerned about the safety of GMO’s as “ignorant” while attempting to equate them with “#conspiracytheorists” who believe that “Paul McCartney is dead”, “Elvis is alive”, “the moon landing actually occurred on a Hollywood set”, and so on. After comparing the very real dangers of GMO’s to some far out theories, they make the statement that having such a viewpoint is harmful – as if being concerned about one of the worlds most aggressive corporations is somehow dangerous. 🖐🏾More in comments👇🏾 - #regrann