Conservatives win most of the attention for embracing paranoia over reason, but the left’s favorite form of science denial just claimed another victory. General Mills announced today that it will stop lacing your Cheerios with genetically modified organisms.
The campaign against GMO’s may cause broader and more lasting human harm over the long run than the morons in the anti-vax movement. Gene technology is going to be critical to efforts to reduce pesticide use, improve crop yields, and make agriculture safer and cleaner in the future. GMO hysteria is the left’s answer to climate denial. Nutjobs on the left are determined to gain as much influence in politics and their crazy cousins on the right.
From the editors of Scientific American (who are obviously in league with Big Food):
At press time, GMO-label legislation is pending in at least 20 states. Such debates are about so much more than slapping ostensibly simple labels on our food to satisfy a segment of American consumers. Ultimately, we are deciding whether we will continue to develop an immensely beneficial technology or shun it based on unfounded fears.
You may one day be free from “Frankenfood” at the cost of a dirtier, hungrier world.