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Forum Post: Biotech Industry Ups Propaganda Efforts with Undercover Ambassadors?

Posted 5 years ago on Feb. 17, 2013, 8:45 a.m. EST by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA
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Washington has enough signatures to take a stand on GMO labeling - don't drop the ball like Cali.....

"For years now I’ve warned of the many potential dangers of genetically engineered (GE) foods, pointing out that such crops might have wholly unforeseen consequences.

In recent years, such suspicions have increasingly proven correct, forcing the biotech industry to up the ante of their propaganda campaign.

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal titled, “Monsanto: Battered, Bruised, and Still Growing”1 sets the stage for the discussion that follows. The dark heart of Monsanto has been exposed in recent years, and they’re in dire need of an image makeover.

I bet they probably have the best and brightest propaganda experts on speed dial these days. In the featured article, the company is lauded for “fending off” California Proposition 37 last November, as labeling foods containing genetically engineered ingredients would be “befuddling” to consumers.

“I'd be up for the dialogue around labeling. Maybe we'll look back and say [Prop 37] was the start of a more reasonable debate. But it was a confusing proposition,” Monsanto Chief Executive Hugh Grant tells the Wall Street Journal.

Grant goes on to talk about how the company is now going “back to the basics of reconnecting” with their customers, and how consistency in messaging and predictable pricing is helping turn the tide that has threatened to engulf them over the past three years.........................."





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[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

Monsanto dumped a ton of money into "Prop 37 Hurts Farmers" with TV commercials.

It got turned into a partisan issue as always. Divide and conquer baby.

The TV commercials and the divisive nature of the campaign worked, as it always does. Whoever runs more TV commercials wins. Its that easy.


[-] 0 points by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA 5 years ago

Depressing....so close to shifting agriculture in this country and they just dropped the ball.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 5 years ago

Not to worry, I'm sure it's all tax deductible, meaning we the people pay to have ourselves lied to..........Again.


Here's how it works.


Did I see DeVos's name in there?

[-] 0 points by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA 5 years ago

Lol yes shooz...we know your thoughts on the kochs....i dont' care for them much either...so we can agree on that.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 5 years ago

Spoken like man that didn't read a word of it, just looked at the picture.

Care to expound on why YOU don't care for them?

[-] 0 points by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA 5 years ago

Because they throw their support behind neocons.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 5 years ago

They're libe(R)tarians.

Why would they do that, and how would they be using marketing/PR to accomplish it?

[-] -1 points by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA 5 years ago

I don't care who they are...throw your support behind neocons and i don't support you.

Why does any big company or billionaire throw support behind somebody? Why did goldman sachs throw it's support behind obama? Obviously they expect to get something once that person is elected.

They use marketing like anybody else....spew a bunch of money into the system to get the name out there. Similar to how monsanto and others crushed labeling for GMOs in cali.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 5 years ago

Deflection is not expounding.

You did however manage to use the name Obama, so kudos to the PR department?

[-] 0 points by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA 5 years ago

I'm just trying to get you to see that it is done on the other side......yeah, i can openly admit i don't like the kochs and their sphere of influence...but you can't admit it happens on the other side...that's what bothers me.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 5 years ago

You can't can't expound and you don't even pretend to have read the article, and you think you're going to do WHAT for me?

What "other" side?

[-] 0 points by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA 5 years ago

I'm still waiting for a list from you....faults with the democratic party and the shady shit they've done...i've already listed republicans....lets hear it shooz

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 5 years ago

You haven't provided much john.

You're real fear lies in admitting the Koch's are the founders of modern libe(R)tarianism. along with your fear of admitting that it's the philosophy that's put the World in it's current predicament.

Looking back, I don't see a single word from you critiquing rampant (R)epelicantism.

How about a comment on the extremely conse(R)vative SCOTUS that constantly upholds whatever Monsanto wants it to?

[-] 0 points by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA 5 years ago

Lol...shooz i'm not going to talk to you. Have fun campaigning for the democrats.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 5 years ago

Please show me where I have used "campaigning" in the proceeding exchange..............Are you denying what SCOTUS does or that it is and has had a conse(R)vative bent for very long time now.

Or are you just avoiding my original question? Or the one where you just commented on the picture and not the subject of the link?

I can never be sure with you john.