The readers of this blog have been wonderful in searching out reality. Several have posted the original links to a pdf from a fertilizer company in Canada that subscribes to anti-transgenic crop nonsense.
Today I was directed to the Moms Across America again by blog reader Alun Salt. It was the 'Moms' site that started the whole flap about how transgenic corn has no nutritional value but is loaded with glyphosate and formaldehyde. The corn is rich in zinc an copper but has no calcium or carbon-- numbers that just don't fit with what we know about plant ion relations and metabolomics.
Now get this:
- The (ahem) data allegedly originated from DeDell's seeds.
- DeDell's Seed sells non-trangenic corn seeds.
- DeDell's made at least one donation to Moms Across America.
- The donation was made shortly before the "data" showing that GMO corn was poison with no nutritional value was posted.
If you'd like your products and agenda spotlighted by an angry mob of non-critical thinkers, make a donation to Mobs Across America and send them some unvetted data to promote. Make sure they are consistent with their agenda and not from scientists!
Can somebody say "conflict of interest" here? The company that donates money gets their implausible, misrepresented (or possibly manufactured) data represented as actual science, when the company sells a product that competes with the product being criticized. In other words, bash the competitor with bad information and pay a disinformation clearinghouse to promote the junk science.