Over the past few years, I have been attending March Against Monsanto protests in the UK in an attempt to gain an insight into why so many people are against this one company in particular. It became apparent very early on, whilst attending these protests, that the majority of people in attendance were not there to protest against the agriculture company Monsanto, but instead to protest against genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in general. As someone who believes that GMOs have huge potential in helping to alleviate world hunger and improve standards of living on our planet, I was curious to hear what criticisms people had of this broad area of science. I was surprised to find that nearly all of the criticisms consisted of lies, half truths, misconceptions, and flat out ignorance. I decided to make a series of videos fact-checking some of the more convincing arguments made at these events in order to undo some of the damages I believe these people to be doing. This is my final thought on making these videos
- Fact Checking March Against Monsanto Protesters
The League of Nerds #027 – March Against Monsanto
The League of Nerds #127 – Conflict of Interest in IARC Report
Is Glyphosate “Probably Carcinogenic to Humans” ?
Bad science in the paper ‘Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant GM maize’