University Scientists Caught Conspiring With Biotech Industry to Manipulate Public Opinion on GMOs

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on September 14

By: Dave Murphy | Founder & Executive Director of Food Democracy Now!

What happens when a private company with a long history of producing some of the most toxic chemicals on the planet and now produces our food starts facing public pressure from a growing national grassroots movement to label their products to conform with basic principles of democracy and transparency?

Well, if the company in question is Monsanto, then you take a page out of Big Tobacco’s playbook and hatch a secret plan to enlist public university scientists to bury the potential harm of your genetically engineered crops by whitewashing negative studies and systematically demonizing your opponents in the media to mislead elected officials and the American public about the safety of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and their accompanying toxic pesticides.

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From Food Democracy Now!

August 26, 2015

Costco is continuing to hold out on taking real action on GMO salmon. Despite the harm it could cause, this grocery giant is making slippery statements and refuses to make a firm commitment to not sell this frankenfish. So now we need to take the fight straight to the storefronts.

Sign up to deliver a letter to your local Costco today! We’ll send you a kit with everything you need.

Your Costco needs to hear from you directly. It’s simple and has a direct impact!
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Your Costco needs to hear from you directly. It’s simple and has a direct impact!
Join the week of action, from August 29 to September 6. – See more at: http://www.foe.org/gefreeseafood/toolkit#sthash.S5WTOBVo.dpuf

Your Costco needs to hear from you directly. It’s simple and has a direct impact!
Join the week of action, from August 29 to September 6

Costco is one of the largest retailers of salmon and seafood in the U.S. and is one of the last large retailers that hasn’t yet made a commitment to keep GMO salmon off its shelves.

The FDA may still decide to approve genetically engineered salmon. But, by ensuring that the world’s largest retailers say no to GMO salmon, we can send a strong message that there is no market for it. Tell Costco to join its competitors and just say no to GMO salmon! Every voice counts!

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