Mike Adams, self proclaimed “Health Ranger and proponent of naturopathy and pseudo-science, spoke yesterday on the steps of the capitol building in Austin, Texas as part of the the Rally for Real food an American anti-GMO campaign.
Adams spoke alongside Neil Carman Ph.D., a program director of theSierra Club, Judith McGeary of the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance, Natural Vitality President Ken Whitman, and Doug Foreman, CEO of the Beanitos snack food company.
The rally was intended to raise awareness of GMO issues and to inform the public of what the speakers considered to be the dangers of GMO food. Adams states on his website that:
“The public has a right to know what’s in the food they buy and feed their children, this is a fundamental issue of our right to know what we’re eating. We the People demand that the foods we buy be accurately labeled so that can make an informed choice about avoiding genetically engineered ingredients.”
Mike Adams is staunchly against GMOs and views GMO seed producers in much the same way as he views pharmaceutical companies as corrupt and pushing fraudulent science.
GM foods were first put on the market in the early 1990s and typically, genetically modified foods are transgenic plant products: soybean, corn, canola, and cotton seed oil. A 2008 review published by the Royal Society of Medicine noted that GM foods have been eaten by millions of people worldwide for over 15 years, with no reports of ill effects.
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