Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Now Posting in Craiglist

Now there are messages showing up on Craigslist.  They are false and defamatory and foment local fervor that could translate to physical harm to my family, home or laboratory. 

These people are scum. 

Please share this post EVERYWHERE.  We need to expose the heinous tactics of the anti-GMO movement.  This shows their disgusting approach to harm those that simply teach science. 

This has been reported to Craigslist. 

(and note how they don't really get the science terribly correct either)




16 comments:

  1. I had no idea Rainbow and SunUp papayas, Arctic Apples and carcinogen-reduced potatoes were "Roundup Ready". Guess I was wrong.

    Or this Craigslist guy is just a nutter. Or a liar. Or both. I'm pretty sure that all of the major anti-GMOists like Jeffry Smith, Vandana Shiva, Food Babe and Mike Adams are deliberately lying, much like creationists leaders like Kent Hovind and Ken Ham.

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  2. Unfortunately, this is going to get very ugly. However, one of the problems for any movement to propose responsible critical approach to genetic engineering, or any technology for that matter, is that it is burdened with extremist hyberbole like this sample. I am far more frightened by the consequences of the mindset the author of this diatribe displayed than any realistic concerns with biotech.

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    1. The problem is that this does not represent extremist views amongst the anti-biotech crowd. This is the norm.

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    2. Why is Dr. Folta, a scientific inquirer, so opposed to the public KNOWING if a food has GMOs. How anti-intellectual and close-minded is that? What is your problem, Dr. Folta? This is NOT extremist any more than knowing the carbohydrate or cholesterol content of food. Please get away from these big paranoid corporations like Montsanto and act like a true researcher. Accurate labeling of food is a right.

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  3. This stuff is insane. The only people who'd believe it are the ones who're insane already and they're already causing whatever stupidity they can.

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  4. The only thing we can hope in the anti-GMO movement becoming more and more radical, is that the average joe will be repelled by it and it will become a niche. Let the "non-GMO" fad pass...

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  5. >FACT: All GM (genetically modified) foods are "ROUND UP READY" meaning they have been saturated with ROUND UP.

    That's an odd definition of the word 'fact' you have there...

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    1. Each "fact" they listed is not factual at all. Not all GMO's are RR, glyphosate doesn't strip metals out of plants, and GMO's aren't all deficient in nutrients.

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  6. I do worry that this kind of rhetoric might tip over some of the unstable folks. Some people shoot up churches based on wild hatred of this nature.

    But most people are probably not influenced by ALL CAPS WRITERS on Craigslist. And it really just serves as evidence of how unhinged anti-GMO folks can be.

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  7. The post in your screenshot is down, but (not surprisingly) there's an identical one already up, posted as of ~noon EDT. I'm not even sure whether there have been others in between. I've flagged it, too, but it might require several.

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  8. FWIW I've posted this to /r/Skeptic on Reddit.

    Interestingly, within the last hour or so, 2 separate replies have shown up on that same Craigslist page calling out this nutter on his lies. I'm not sure what good it might do, but with these people maybe it's a lost cause anyway... maybe this'll attract some fence-sitters to actually take a side (and side with science).

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  9. I flagged it this morning. It's down now, and I intend to continue to check it and flag it every time I find it back up. It's just incredibly juvenile. I don't put up with this kind of school yard behavior from my own kid, I am not going to let it slide with this, and tbh, it's for no other reason than this cry-baby name-calling stuff annoys the living CRAP out of me. It's never a good idea to annoy any mm in the first hectic week before school starts back up...

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  10. This is outrageous but sadly unsurprising. I hope they will not be effective at intimidating you, but I can't say for sure if I would have courage in your shoes. So infuriating.

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  11. Nice deflection, Kevin.

    “Don't call me a shill for Monsanto when it's not what I do and really I come with full disclosure.” -- Kevin Folta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-eiqLLiXBk

    “My record speaks for itself, it is all public, and there are no associations with Monsanto or Big Ag” -- Kevin Folta http://kfolta.blogspot.com/2013/09/another-six-degrees-of-monsanto.html

    “I have no financial ties to any of the Big Ag companies that make transgenic crops, including Monsanto.” -- Kevin Folta http://kfolta.blogspot.com/2013/09/another-six-degrees-of-monsanto.html

    Contrary to all Folta’s assertions, his emails revealed “his close ties to Monsanto and other biotechnology-industry interests”. Those “close ties” included a no-strings-attached $25,000 grant from Monsanto, and payments for his travel to see politicians, the media and others that the industry wanted him to meet with.
    http://www.nature.com/news/gm-crop-opponents-expand-probe-into-ties-between-scientists-and-industry-1.18146
    A classic case of academic-corporate corruption. And Folta's sycophants defend him? Independent research is the last bulwark we have against the corporate takeover of the United States. The last thing we need are liars like Folta encouraging the collapse.

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    1. or liars like yourself encouraging the collapse? You're being ridiculous.

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