Part II: Web of Disinformers: Carey Gillam, the network of anti-crop biotechnology activists, and the funders behind their campaigns – Genetic Literacy Project

Carey Gillam, once a reporter at Reuters covering food and farming, left her job under a cloud, challenged by her editors and criticized by scientists for aligning herself with biotechnology rejectionists.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/07/28/part-ii-web-of-disinformers-carey-gillam-and-the-network-of-anti-crop-biotechnology-activists-and-the-funders-behind-their-campaigns/

Part I: Carey Gillam — Reporter turned organic propagandist who twists science in campaign to discredit biotechnology and conventional agriculture – Genetic Literacy Project

With links to the Church of Scientology, anti-vaccine glyphosate litigator Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Organic Consumers Association, US Right to Know, and Environmental Working Group, Carey Gillam has led the effort by organic promoters to discredit GMOs, glyphosate, and other agri-technological tools positioned to address climate change. Here’s her story… and why she does it.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/07/27/part-1-carey-gillam-reporter-turned-organic-propagandist-who-twists-science-in-her-campaign-to-discredit-biotechnology-and-conventional-agriculture/

In the Battle to Regulate GMOS, Gene Editing and other New Breeding Techniques, Who Has ‘Hazard Blood’ on their Hands? – Genetic Literacy Project

This third segment in the mini-series will look at the networks of highly-motivated campaigners manipulating policy and pushing the hazard-based approach for their own advantage. The series will conclude with six steps that farmers, scientists, innovators and the media can take to push back against the irrationalism that has gripped extremist elements in the environmental movement.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/07/22/battle-regulate-gmos-gene-editing-new-breeding-techniques-hazard-blood-hands/

Viewpoint: Sri Lankan organic farming disaster foreshadows what could unfold if Europe moves ahead with Green Deal Farm to Fork plan – Genetic Literacy Project

Sri Lanka adopted the first 100% organic farming program and imposed a national ban on chemical fertilizers and pesticides. The consequence was a 50% drop in agricultural production, an explosion in food prices and the state’s economic bankruptcy.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/07/20/viewpoint-sri-lankan-organic-farming-disaster-foreshadows-what-could-unfold-if-europe-moves-ahead-with-its-green-deal-farm-to-fork-plan/

How genetic engineering is creating more nutritious, healthier food and protecting crops from ravaging diseases – Genetic Literacy Project

Despite the objections and protestations of the anti-GMO advocates who equate genetic engineering with “Frankenfoods” and utilize fear and scare tactics to
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/05/18/how-genetic-engineering-is-creating-more-nutritious-healthier-food-and-protecting-crops-from-ravaging-diseases/

‘Unfounded claims over unnatural ‘Frankenfoods’ have led to the vilification of an entire technology’: The Observer editorial urges UK adoption of gene editing and GMOs – Genetic Literacy Project

Recently, the government outlined details of its long-overdue legislation for easing restrictions on gene-editing farm animals and plants. Current
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Definitions, Perceived Benefits Affect Public Acceptance of Novelty Food- Crop Biotech Update (April 20, 2022) | ISAAA.org

Definitions, Perceived Benefits Affect Public Acceptance of Novelty Food- Crop Biotech Update (April 20, 2022) | ISAAA.org
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How once-distinguished The Lancet has become hothouse for anti-science advocacy – Genetic Literacy Project

Misinformation is rampant on social media. The science community has spent most of the last two years trying to slow the proliferation of spurious claims about COVID-19 vaccines and other pandemic-related topics, part of a larger effort to correct widespread misunderstanding about the safety of pesticides, genetic engineering and vaccines more generally. But these efforts have fallen short in one critical respect. They have not included academics and ostensibly reputable publications that promote nonsense about all these important public health innovations.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/03/30/how-the-once-distinguished-the-lancet-has-become-a-hothouse-for-anti-science-advocacy/

Podcast: Tuskegee plant scientist on how outdated environmentalist ideology blocks biotech-led new Green Revolution – Genetic Literacy Project

In the third episode on power in the food system, we speak with Channa Prakash, professor of crop genetics, biotechnology and genomics at Tuskegee
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/03/28/podcast-tuskegee-plant-scientist-on-how-outdated-environmentalist-ideology-blocks-biotech-led-new-green-revolution/

Top 10 myths demonizing genetically modified foods debunked – Genetic Literacy Project

10. GMOs are used to create “Frankenfoods” The vast majority of GMOs are used for things like making crops resistant to pests or making them healthier or
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