Organic B.S. With GMOs | Newsbusters

Activists have convinced Americans that “organic” food is better — healthier, better-tasting, life-extending.

Because of this, parents who can’t pay $7 to buy organic eggs feel guilty.

Alexis Baden Mayer is the Political Director of Organic Consumers Association. She spreads this false information. She says organic food is clearly better: “The nutrition is a huge difference.”

It is not. Studies find little difference.

If you still want to pay more for what’s called “organic,” that’s your right. It’s amazing that the government allowed this group of scientists to make us all pay more.

Congress has decided that GMOs, or genetically modified foods (GMOs), must be clearly labeled. The idea was supported by both sides.

Politicians like Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., said, “It doesn’t cost any more. This idea that … this … will raise food prices is ridiculous.”

McGovern is the absurdist. U.S. Department of Agriculture The GMOLabelling costs between $598 million and $3.5 billion

“But the public wants GMOs labeled,” say advocates. “Surveys show that.”

They do.

If you ask people, they will tell you that the DNA found in food needs to be labelled. However, DNA is everywhere.

It is stupid to poll people in order to create policy.

While the idea of altering a plant’s DNA might sound scary, humans have crossed animals and plants for thousands of years.

“The corn we have today, there’s nothing natural about that,” I say to Baden-Mayer in my new Video. “What native people ate, we’d find inedible.”

Baden-Mayer laughs at this.

“You’re saying indigenous corn is somehow inferior because you’ve seen it dried and it has tiny little kernels?” she asks.

“Yes,” I reply. It’s something I tried.

“That’s another myth of the industry,” she responds. “People like you believe that.”

I sure do. It’s also great that we can modify nature gene by gene. It’s safer and more efficient than the haphazard, long-term crossbreeding.

Scientists can now make plants with this new precision that will save lives.

Half a million people go blind each year in poor areas of the globe due to a lack of vitamin A. Many die.

Scientists created new, genetically modified rice with vitamin A. This “golden rice” could save those people.

“I’ve heard of golden rice,” sneers Baden-Mayer. “That was a project that all of the chemical companies invested in.”

I sneer right back.

“Golden rice hasn’t succeeded partly because scientifically ignorant fools like you convinced the world that it’s harmful!”

“I knew at a certain point you would resort to name-calling,” she replies. “But it doesn’t change the science on this.”

Unfortunately, some people in certain countries listen to her advocates and think that Americans are trying to poison them. GMO-fearing protestors invaded a Philippine golden rice field, decimating all plants.

The organic cult propagates misinformation and will cause thousands to die or become blind.

Even the most educated of skeptics understand now that GMOs are wrong.

The New York Times points out that many “quietly walked back their opposition” to GMOs. “The science is clear,” says a former opponent in The Wall Street Journal. “They’re perfectly safe.”

The Philippines approved recently golden rice.

The zealots who are hardcore will not be persuaded.

Baden-Mayer claims GMOs cause cancer.

“We’re using more GMOs than ever,” I point out. “There’s less cancer now. Life spans keep increasing.”

“Compared to when, 100 years ago?” she scoffs.

Absolutely, yes. The average American lives 25 years more today than they did 100 years ago. Comparing to 10-20 years ago, our lives are much longer. Longevity.

GMOs have been declared safe by The National Academy of Sciences. The World Health Organization and the American Medical Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science also consider GMOs safe.

Baden-Mayer will not be convinced by science. “The GMO issue just has not been investigated enough,” she says.

The organic promoters make mistakes about the science and the cost of organic products.

Unfortunately, the public has overwhelmingly sided with them.

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