July 4, 2014

Hill Clin backs GMOs

Popular Resistance - Speaking at a conference in San Diego last week for the world’s largest trade organization of biotechnology firms, potential presidintial candidate Hillary Clinton backed GMOs and Big Ag, further displaying her allegiance to the industry in the eyes of sustainable food and organic advocates.

While trumpeting her endorsement of GMO seeds when she served as Secretary of State, Clinton told the crowd that the term “‘genetically modified’ sounds Frankensteinish,” and thus turns people off to GMOs. “Drought resistant sounds really like something you’d want,” she said, encouraging the industry to improve their semantics. “There’s a big gap between the facts and what the perceptions are.”

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

And of course, let's keep her list going; glyphosate herbicide resistant, 2-4D herbicide resistant, glyphosate and 2-4D resistant, systemic BT pesticidal toxin for insect resistance...
That sounds like all kinds of stuff the people would want.
How about the herbicide saturated soybean flake and soybean oil processed through hexane extraction?

Anonymous said...

So ... “There’s a big gap between the facts and what the perceptions are.” I hope knee-jerk Hillary supporters take that sentiment to heart when it comes time to vote.