More likely she was simply a pawn of flimsy parents that paid good money for an anti-GMO book at Whole Foods, only to have their food fears reinforced by a popular TV doctor, leading to the de-education of their daughter.
Every year activists pressure the Girl Scouts to use non-transgenic-plant-based ingredients in their cookies. You can find dozens of websites and Facebook pages with demanding such ingredients be removed-- or feel the wrath of the Brownies.
Furthermore, to inform young women that science is the zone of liars, conspiracy, and company-owned sellouts is a tremendous harm that only pushes them away from the future’s most promising careers. Women are central to driving the new technology that will frame the future of food. Biotechnology, with its benefits and limitations, will be at least part of that future.