One of the more outspoken and courageous challengers and researchers to the myth of the safety of GMOs has been Mr. Jon Rappaport, whose "No More Fake News" column often runs articles on the issue. I ran across this article (and actually, several readers here did too, who also sent it to me...so my thanks once again folks), and it just had to make the "final cut" in this weeks' "blogging day", for there's are three phrases in the second paragraph of this article that caught my eye almost immediately. See if you can guess which ones:
The three phrases that leaped out at me in the second paragraph are these:
"QUOTE ONE: “This compilation is a sample of the scientific references including over 1200 studies, surveys, and analyses that suggest various adverse impacts and potential adverse impacts of genetically engineered (GE/GMO) crops, foods and related pesticides. This list contains references regarding health impacts, environmental impacts, including impact of non-target organisms (NTOs), resistance of target organisms, genetic drift and drift of pesticides, horizontal gene transfer, unintended effects, as well as references regarding yields, social impact, ethics, economics and regulations. In most cases, links are provided to the abstracts for the references.” (See gmofreeusa.org, “GMO Science,” for the list of 1237 specific references.) [Emphasis added]
As Mr. Rappaport makes clear, Ms. Glover's statements are simply not true. And before we ponder the implications of the three italicized phrases above, let's consider the implications of Ms. Glover's remarks, for either they are made in ignorance of these or similar studies, and are hence made by someone incompetent to fill the position she fills, or they are made in knowledge of these or similar types of studies, and are hence deliberate dissembling, and a breech of the trust her office. Either way, the implications are not very good, but they are symptomatic of the sort of corruption that now is the established norm in western "democracies", which increasingly appear as nothing but fronts or shills for corporate interests. The people be damned.