I, for one, do not really care to be mislead. Especially so blatantly. It seems as though this happens a lot regarding GMO's in "conspiracy circles". I was in a thread the other day in which claims were made GMO's were dangerous. When I was presented "proof" for this claim, what I found as people outright lying about what exactly "researchers" had said. Twisting results and statements to "vilify" GMO's.
I do not like being mislead or lied to neither, but who is doing the lying when it comes to GMO?
Let's quote from the article found by alfa1 from Goldman Prize again.
While Monsanto claims there is no risk to humans, a 2008 scientific study found that even at low concentrations, glyphosate causes the death of human embryonic, placental and umbilical cells. Endosulfan is a highly toxic pesticide that has been banned in 80 countries because of its threats to human health and the environment. In May 2011, it was added to the UN list of persistent organic pollutants to be eliminated worldwide.
Endosulfan is being banned world wide because of its toxicity. Do you believe that the claim from Monsanto was misleading and that they did not make it? The point for GMO crops is made that less chemicals need to be used because of its resistances. The facts appear to be the opposite, more chemicals need to be sprayed on GMO crops. Roundup is a very effective herbicide and should be used sparingly. With roundup resistant GMO soybeans the entire field is sprayed with roundup, containing glyphosate, several times throughout the season.
The evidence that I have found points the finger at Monsanto doing the lying. This is a though battle for real evidence especially when Monsanto gives a "no comment" to such claims of harm and toxicity levels and blankets any wrong doing with the claim of lack of evidence that any harm will be or has been done.
edit on 4/30/2012 by Devino because: (no reason given)