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Wheat: It’s WORSE than GMO

It’s a common ploy used in industries under attack: Throw out a provable fact and repeat that fact over and over again, and hope that the real accusations never get heard. While such tactics rarely yield long-term success, it is a method of damage control that delays the inevitable decline that such attacks bring.

The grain industry has been employing this tactic, as recently shown in this article from The Gazette: “Speakers [from the grain industry] addressed consumers’ belief that wheat is a GMO (genetically modified organism) crop. ‘It’s a myth,’ said Brett Carver, wheat genetics chair in agriculture at Oklahoma State University.

Wheat: It’s WORSE than GMO

It’s a common ploy used in industries under attack: Throw out a provable fact and repeat that fact over and over again, and hope that the real accusations never get heard. While such tactics rarely yield long-term success, it is a method of damage control that delays the inevitable decline that such attacks bring.

The grain industry has been employing this tactic, as recently shown in this article from The Gazette: “Speakers [from the grain industry] addressed consumers’ belief that wheat is a GMO (genetically modified organism) crop. ‘It’s a myth,’ said Brett Carver, wheat genetics chair in agriculture at Oklahoma State University.

What’s WORSE than genetic modification?

Genetic modification (GM) is coming under increasing scrutiny, despite the efforts of companies like Monsanto and Coca Cola to squash legislative action to require the labeling of genetically-modified foods.