This is getting ridiculous. More anti-gmo nonsense science showing the harmful effects of gmos. It’s called A long-term toxicology study on pigs fed a combined genetically modified (GM) soy and GM maize diet.
I hesitate to link to the study because I don’t want to give them the traffic. I was also going to summarize factually why this study is so lame, but the biotech squints and other smart people were immediately on the case like ugly on Ronnie Cummins, totally discrediting it on every level. I have posted links to those dissections below.
But in a nutshell, the study claims that pigs fed gmo corn got sick. They had more stomach ulcers, or not.
Mark Lynas: GMO pigs study – more junk science
Farm and Food Care: Canadian experts convinced GMO swine feed study is deeply flawed
Random Rationality: Pigs, GMOs & Bullshit
Control Freaks: The evidence of GMO harm in pig study is pretty flimsy
GMOPundit: Pigs in the real world — feed them different diets, measure many health parameters, some will show differences– but what does it all mean?
I’m not being lazy, but I thought it would be silly to repeat what others have so expertly addressed. Besides, these are people whose sites you should bookmark.
What I want to talk about here is how I have never seen a so-called progressive movement so willing to distort, lie, and obfuscate to advance their cause. It’s repulsive and offensive. And it’s hard to repulse and offend me.
Anti-gmo activists are constantly painting Monsanto as evil. Well, we know corporations aren’t good citizens. But judging by the behavior of the anti-gmo activists and their in-house scientists, neither are they.
The study was funded by folks like… wait for it… Jeffrey Smith’s Living Room for Responsible Technology and the Organic Federation of Australia. yet the studies authors claim no conflicts? It’s been said elsewhere, but what if Monsanto had funded a study that showed no hazards?
The anti-gmo campaign brings dishonor to the progressive movement. Progressives have bought into crazy. Yeah, crazy.
The folks running the anti-gmo campaign are frauds, charlatans and freaks. I mean c’mon really. Alex Jones is on your side?
As soon as the latest study was released, anti-gmo groups like GM Watch warned of the “biotech industry” backlash against it. And by biotech industry, they mean any scientist that uses facts and evidence to point to the flaws in the study.
What I don’t get, as a non-scientist, is how scientists can keep their jobs when they do such blatantly do such bad work, on purpose? Tenure?
The sad thing is this bogus study will keep getting repeated ad nauseam on all the anti-gmo websites and I’ll have to listen to my anti-gmo friends cite it.
The anti-gmo movement is the Tea Party of the left, yet they have gained traction in the mainstream liberal/left/progressive thought about this issue.