30 Jun '15, 11pm

Did Monsanto Organize a Fake Grassroots Campaign in Favor of GMOs?

Did Monsanto Organize a Fake Grassroots Campaign in Favor of GMOs?

The company that brought you genetically-modified foods, the carcinogenic pesticide Roundup, and what many would describe as global mayhem, may be stooping to a new low, according to the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) . According to the non-profit advocacy group that works to protect the food supply, Monsanto is now using a fake grassroots campaign in an effort to raise political support for their products. Called “astroturfing,” the approach involves manufacturing an artificial grassroots campaign of citizens or coalitions that is actually a corporately-created and/or funded campaign and a front for corporate interests. According to the National Director of the OCA, Ronnie Cummings, “When the first email came in describing Monsanto’s latest campaign of trickery and deception, I thought it sounded far-fetched. But then other activists chimed in, and I realized it was ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/did-monsanto-organize-a-...

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