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Thu Apr 2, 2015, 05:33 AM

No, Really, Monsanto Has a "Discredit Bureau"

A company functionary discusses Monsanto's 'Ministry of Truth'



Since they hold more capital than Lucifer, it stands to reason they would have a propaganda wing that disseminates information and decimates those who stand in the way. Snippets of proof have surfaced before. Although shrouded in secrecy, this time someone from the company got a little too gleeful at the thought of "debunking" naysayers whether they be scientists, activists, bloggers or you.

DailyKos writer occupystephanie explains that she recently attended a talk by a Monsanto employee/representative who spoke to eager-to-work agricultural students about new RNA projects. When he talked of efforts to educate the public about the inherent goodness of the products, a student asked how Monsanto deals with the pesky, not-so-thrilled, non-GMO-ers.

She writes (emphasis hers):

One student asked what Monsanto was doing to counter the “bad science” around their work. Dr. Moar, perhaps forgetting that this was a public event, then revealed that Monsanto indeed had “an entire department” (waving his arm for emphasis) dedicated to “debunking” science which disagreed with theirs. As far as I know this is the first time that a Monsanto functionary has publically admitted that they have such an entity which brings their immense political and financial weight to bear on scientists who dare to publish against them. The Discredit Bureau will not be found on their official website.

Spin doctors have been weaving webs under the guise of science for nearly a century that we know of in the U.S. But recent examples show that deception-for-profit has been perfected since then.


http://www.activistpost.com/2015/04/no-really-monsanto-has-discredit-bureau.html

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Ichingcarpenter Apr 2015 OP
pnwmom Apr 2015 #1
tecelote Apr 2015 #2
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Apr 2015 #3
Scuba Apr 2015 #4
Buzz Clik Apr 2015 #5
Ichingcarpenter Apr 2015 #6
Buzz Clik Apr 2015 #9
gregcrawford Apr 2015 #7
GreatGazoo Apr 2015 #8

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 06:00 AM

1. K & R

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 06:02 AM

2. Chellie Pingree & the Monarch...

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 07:17 AM

3. debunking science that disagrees with theirs?

You're not even doing 'science' at that point.

'Science' is finding out WHICH 'science' is right, not simply assuming you're correct and everyone else is wrong. It's figuring out WHY studies disagree, and whether or not that means you need to change your experiments or your axioms.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 07:23 AM

4. At least a couple of Monsanto's "debunkers" post here on DU.

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 07:47 AM

5. OMFG! Monsanto has a PR department???!!!??? Oh, the humanity.

 

Next!

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 07:49 AM

6. Just like Scientology has one

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 09:11 AM

9. From the point of view of those of us remaining objective...

 

... you "Monsanto is devil" types are a source of great amusement.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 08:03 AM

7. Its Satanic Majesty, Monsanto

Monsanto is, beyond the remotest shadow of a doubt, one of the most evil corporate entities ever created.

The sociopaths hiding behind the legal shield of "Limited Liability" actually believe that their "Right to profit" takes precedence over our right to live. I beg to differ.

Monsanto pimps poison, and little else. Were the forced dissolution of this rogue corporation to occur, nothing of real value to society would be lost, but the Sun would shine a little brighter in a sky less polluted, and farmers the world over would heave a great sigh of relief.

I say, drown Monsanto in its own excrement, and sing hallelujah at its long-overdue demise.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 08:15 AM

8. Bill Gates is helping them "de-polarize" the marketing of GMO foods

While Intel was proudly putting stickers on products that had "Intel Inside", Gates was still slipping language into the MicroSoft's anti-consumer EULAs and losing anti-trust suits in Europe (MS lost but never significantly changed their bundling practice).

And while Windows 8 was a disaster, Gates has turned his anti-consumer machine on GMO critics:

Biotechnology companies and their powerful advocates, like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are succeeding in a well-planned campaign to get GM safety declared “settled science.”
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What we’re seeing is a concerted campaign to do exactly what National Geographic has knowingly or unknowingly done: paint GMO critics as anti-science while offering no serious discussion of the scientific controversy that still rages.

An indicator was a quiet announcement in the press last summer that the Gates Foundation had awarded a US$5.6 million grant to Cornell University to “depolarize” the debate over GM foods. That’s their word. The grant founded a new institute, the Cornell Alliance for Science.


http://foodtank.com/news/2015/02/the-war-on-genetically-modified-food-critics-et-tu-national-geographic

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