Table of Contents:
- Sad Web rant from someone who should know better
- Russia is no example
- Los Angeles civil lawyer writes innacurate, reckless anti-GMO web piece.
- Writer claims world food supplies can come from Russian-style home gardens.
- Piece once again proves just because it is on the Web, does not make it the true.
Here’s one for your dubious “If it’s on the Web, it must be true” file.
Lately, socialist whackos have been trying a new anti-GMO, anti-Monsanto/”transnational” corporation scare tactic; “corporations are out to control the world’s food supply by reducing seed diversity,” whatever seed diversity means.
One of the latest is from a Los Angeles civil litigation (ambulance chaser) attorney Ellen Brown, who promotes herself as a highly skilled researcher. Her target has been primarily the world banking industry.
She crossed over to the GMO debate with a Web piece that cites obscure and questionable research that links “insidious” glyphosate to gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, heart disease, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s” and 33 more diseases.
There is no objectivity or balance in the article. It is a pathetic anti-GMO tirade in an attempt to kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement that with 12 countries, including New Zealand, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Peru, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Vietnam and the United States to liberalize trade.
If ratified, she says the TPP “would impose punishing regulations that give multinational corporations unprecedented right to demand taxpayer compensation for policies that corporations deem a barrier to their profits.”
She calls the chief agricultural negotiator for the U.S., Islam Siddiqui, a “former Monsanto lobbyist.” That is a lie. Dr. Siddiqui most recently served as vice president for science and regulatory affairs at CropLife America. (She also misspelled his name in the article. Great research.)
Siddiqui also worked with the U.S. Department of Commerce and he served the Clinton administration in several capacities from 1997-2001. He went to Washington after working 28 years for the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
Dr. Siddiqui earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in plant pathology, both from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. His B.S. degree in plant protection is from Uttar Pradesh Agricultural University in Pantnagar, India.
Former Monsanto lobbyist hardly identifies Dr. Siddiqui.
However, the most preposterous part of Ms. Brown's research paper was how she said the world can produce food. Emulate the Russians, she says.