The Blue Strawberry- The product of a clever photoshopper, has created quite a stir in anti-GMO circles that think the product is a danger to all of us. Oops.
Turns out that there is a story gaining traction in anti-GMO circles about this hideous new beast that adds a fish gene to strawberries. Allegedly it makes the strawberry blue and resistant to cold.
The original report is here. The website introduces the blue strawberry, making a statement that it is not clear it if it exists or not. It has no citations to the blue strawberry. It has no reference to a person or company that makes it.
To my eye, it is a made up story- and the anti-GMO folks are buying it! Congrats to Cynthia Bu Jawdeh for getting their knickers in a twist.
It shows again the level of evidence they use in making a decision. Somebody posts it on a website, so it must be true!
The readers of this blog know my frustrations with the anti-GMO movement, or any movement based on a pseudoscientific foundation. There is no evidence of a blue strawberry- other than a photoshopped picture. Luckily there are plenty of good skeptics out there that see right through this garbage. They have been keeping reddit honest for the most part.
For the record, there are absolutely no transgenic (GMO) strawberries in production. I can state this with tremendous authority.
They've all been fooled again, as usual.