Is This a Major Turning Point in the Battle Against Pesticides & GMOs?

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CLN Editor Note: Regarding the second video embedded in the article below (video is titled “How to Make a Lobbyist Squirm” by James Corbett), I suggest you watch the entire 6-minute video (rather than skipping the first 5 minutes as the author suggests), so that you better understand the connection between glyphosate and GMO crops. Glyphosate is a cancer-causing herbicide (see “7 Scientists Speak Out: Monsanto’s Roundup Is Causing Cancer”) used in Monsanto’s Roundup. In particular, Corbett highlights an article that appeared in The Ecologist, titled “Cancer deaths double in Argentina's GMO agribusiness areas.” The overview at the beginning of that articles states:

“Sharply increased levels of crop spraying in Argentina's most intensively farmed areas have resulted in a public health disaster, writes Lawrence Woodward, with large increases in cancer incidence. And it's all the result of the widespread use of GMO crops engineered for herbicide resistance.”

GMO’s ‘Big Tobacco’ Moment Just Happened

By Jefferey Jaxen | Natural Society
Posted on March 28, 2015


Lobbyist Patrick Moore:  “I do not believe that glyphosate (in Argentina) is causing increases in cancer.”

Lobbyist Patrick Moore said, “I do not believe that glyphosate (in Argentina) is causing increases in cancer.” He claimed that it would be safe to drink, but then refused to drink some when it was offered to him, saying “I'm not stupid.”

When paradigms shift, tyrants fall, or corporations lose their market, it is often not from some spectacular event, but by a single, humanizing display. We have just witnessed such an event during the interview of high-profile GMO advocate Patrick Moore. Additionally, this viral video has exploded in popularity giving yet another sign, along with recoiling public dollars, that genetically modified organisms are not wanted. In it, Moore does a near perfect job in less than two minutes to show the world the unempathetic, hypocritical face of the biotech/GMO industry stripped of all spin, lies, and deception.

The fall of the big tobacco companies, which operated in strikingly identical ways as the biotech/GMO industry today, was crushed in seconds by one, publically televised statement in 1994, “I believe nicotine is not addictive.” This can now be compared to Moore’s recent statement of “I do not believe that glyphosate (in Argentina) is causing increases in cancer.”

For whatever reason, Moore foolishly continues to boast about glyphosate’s (classified as a 2B carcinogen) harmless nature by offering to drink some. “I’d be happy to actually” was Moore’s reply to French investigative journalist and film maker Paul Moreira’s offer to pour him a glass. It is at this stage of the interview that Moore’s credibility and integrity went down the drain fast along with what little was left of biotech/GMO public trust, faith, and confidence.

What was missed by many viewers of this interview was the true power real questions and real journalism wield. As Moore begins physical escape from his interview gone wrong, he snaps “Interview me about golden rice. That’s what I’m talking about!” This is another window into the controlled debate that the entire premise of the GMO public relations approach is predicated upon. In a world of make believe, there is no room for reality or simple facts.

You can skip to about 5 minutes into the video.

Similar controlled debates recently took place at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas in which Katherine Paul, Associate Director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), an organization dedicated to protecting organic standards, was officially censored by being removed by the biotech dominated and run “Southbites: Feed Your Mind” debate.

There has never been a better time for citizen journalists and independent thinkers to press this debate. If nothing else, Patrick Moore’s bumbling shows the world that small stones can topple genetically modified giants and that the biotech emperor officially has no clothes.


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About Jefferey Jaxen:
Jefferey Jaxen is an independent journalist, writer, and researcher. Focusing on personal empowerment and alternative health, his work reveals a sharp eye to capture the moment in these rapidly changing times. Jaxen is a contributing writer to NaturalSociety.com on a variety of issues. His personal page is located at JeffereyJaxen.com

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