Monsanto, Dow, DuPont Launch Website To Educate Public On GMOs

GMORemember the television commercials a few years ago touting the benefits of corn syrup? Russia Today writes:

A group of biotech seed companies have launched an online forum to rebuff disapproval of genetically modified foods across the world. Activists and consumer groups are skeptical, saying the industry has a ‘track record of being anything but transparent’.

The website is said to be partly backed by the biotech US giant Monsanto, DuPont and Dow AgroSciences, according to Reuters.

Founders of www.GMOAnswers.com say the website was created “to do a better job answering your questions — no matter what they are — about GMOs.” Its launch is part of the biotech industry’s campaign to respond to concerns for GMO food labeling and tighter regulation in the US.

“This… is an effort to increase the dialogue. That is all we want,” Paul Schickler, president of DuPont Pioneer told Reuters. “Dialogue is good. Over time I think we’ll come to a common understanding.”

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  • drokhole

    Let’s hope they add this former biotech engineer’s voice to the dialogue:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXLCJLrZv8w

  • BuzzCoastin

    Kauai recently heard public comment
    on bill 2491
    on restricting GMO testing and requiring public disclosure
    as well as safety zones
    all those supporting the GMO companies postion against the bill
    were employees of the companies and
    had multigenerational connections to industrial agroculture
    about which
    the average schmo could care less what’s in a Big Mac
    and the astute know the fix is in

  • Anarchy Pony

    Mmmm, delicious corporate monoplization of food production.

  • BuzzCoastin

    Spam is very GMO
    whore mel

    • The Well Dressed Man

      She’s having spam spam eggs and spam baked beans and spam sausage spam.

  • Heath

    “Over time I think we’ll come to a common understanding.” In other words, can I beat you over the head with our agendas until you submit?

  • gustave courbet

    I recommend y’all visit their site and read the comment sections on their FAQs. They’re definitely not winning the battle for hearts and minds.