Mike Adams — Natural News May 29, 2015
The entire editorial board of the Washington Post functions as a group of hilarious quack science Monsanto operatives pretending to be engaged in reporting real news. It’s so bad that key articles published by the Post now appear to be “written” by Monsanto, with the “Greenwashington Post” parroting Monsanto’s quack corporate “science” talking points. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the Post’s hit piece response to Chipotle’s announcement of going 100% non-GMO on their menu items.
As background to all this, customer demand for non-GMO foods is exploding across America. People don’t want to eat foods laced with cancer-causing glyphosate, the herbicide chemical that’s sprayed on most GMO crops, and they also don’t want to eat foods made from GMO corn, a crop which grows its own deadly pesticides inside every grain. The fresh food movement is taking America by storm.
As a result, consumer demand for cleaner, non-toxic food is skyrocketing everywhere. Chipotle, invoking the power of free market principles to respond to shifting consumer demand, made an informed, progressive choice to respond to that consumer demand by eliminating genetically engineered ingredients from their entire menu. This was widely celebrated by customers who are flocking to the restaurant while simultaneously walking away from food chains like McDonald’s that are steeped in the practice of serving GMOs.
In response to this brilliant market decision, the Washington Post — forever the mouthpiece of corrupt corporations, toxic industrial chemicals and disastrously bad government — went on the attack, deriding Chipotle’s menu shift as a “gimmick” and claiming the decision was anti-science.
Unbelievably, this response was authored by the entire “Editorial Board” of the Washington Post, whose loony rationalizations sound exactly like those of paid Monsanto trolls such as the felony criminal running the widely discredited American Council on Science and Health, recently exposed as a “troll brigade” of biotech-funded criminals whose attack on Doctor Oz exploded in their faces.
“We’ve come to expect a complete and utter lack of balanced reporting and journalistic integrity when it comes to some of the issues the natural health community cares about, but this sort of vindictive screed against a company for simply trying to satisfy its customers strikes us as particularly egregious and appalling,” writes the Alliance for Natural Health:
The most vehement denunciation of Chipotle’s recent decision came from the editorial board of the Washington Post, which wrote, “Thus has a leading food company added its imprimatur to a global propaganda campaign that is not only contrary to the best scientific knowledge but also potentially harmful to vulnerable populations around the world.” Apparently the editorial board feels qualified to decide unilaterally who the “best” scientists are — and this without even considering who is being paid by whom.
Washington Post too scientifically illiterate to differentiate genetic engineering from selective breeding
Hold your laughter on this when you read the Washington Post’s explanation of why GMOs are safe. (It would earn them an “F” in high school science!) Their article claims “Men and women have been cross-breeding — genetically modifying — plants and animals since the dawn of agriculture.”
This hilariously ignorant science explanation is ripped from page one of Monsanto’s quack science trolling playbook. It intentionally conflates selective breeding with genetic engineering, deceitfully implying that they are biologically equivalent.
Selective breeding, of course, is a natural process where plants with the most desirable traits are chosen to pollinate the next generation of plants. This is how modern corn was developed over thousands of generations of breeding that began with grasses.
Any high school science student would earn an “F” if they answered the test question, “Explain genetic engineering” with the ludicrous answer offered by the Washington Post: It’s basically the same as selective breeding. The Washington Post’s editorial board, it seems, flunked out of basic science, and that unfortunate state of cognitive incompetency weaves its way through the paper’s science scribblings on a daily basis.
As any educated scientist knows, genetic engineering is the artificial alteration of the genetic code of a plant by inserting genes which often come from soil microbes, insects, or other life forms “alien” to that plant. Genetic engineering is artificial and fraught with potential danger because it is a self-replicating technology with unknown long-term consequences to the biosphere. GMOs are therefore a potential source of genetic pollution in addition to all the other risks they pose to consumers and the environment. Beyond that, GM crops are also giving rise to herbicide-resistant superweeds in exactly the same way that modern medicine’s abuse of antibiotics has given rise to superbugs.
None of these issues seems to bother the Washington Post. Its editorial board hilariously pretends none of these risks exist at all. What? Me worry? Heck, there are advertisers to please, even if it means the Post has to neuter its own journalistic integrity and trade credibility for cash. (C’mon, Bezos, fire those dolts already! Surely you can turn this paper around and restore it to something resembling honest news…)
Washington Post now 100% aligned with Monsanto’s agenda of widespread poison and deception
The Washington Post’s intentional conflating of selective breeding vs. genetic engineering is practically an open admission that their editorial board is blindly obedient to the agenda of Monsanto. The Post is the puppet, and Monsanto is the puppet master who tells them what to say. That’s how you end up with the Washington Post uttering hilarious biotech industry lies such as, “The promise of GMOs, already widely used in the United States, is that farmers in the developing world can use them, too, and thus feed their hungry populations at far lower cost than ever before.”
This explanation is, of course, another biotech industry talking point that no informed person who isn’t on Monsanto’s payroll really believes. In truth, GMO crops are failing like never before, and the promise that GMO agriculture would require less application of pesticides turned out to be completely false as well. Glyphosate, in particular, is now globally recognized by the World Health Organization as being linked to cancer, and more and more nations around the world are banning it outright.
Glyphosate is so toxic and dangerous to consumers that the German retailer REWE just banned glyphosate from all its stores. Similarly, the entire Dutch Parliament recently voted to ban glyphosate sales to individuals across the entire country.
GMOs and glyphosate go hand in hand, of course: You can’t have one without the other. The Washington Post, like every other group of biotech-corrupted trolls who pretend to be journalists, hilariously implies that glyphosate is safe — largely because Monsanto told them so! Who needs REAL science when you’ve got paid “corporate science” instead?
When the Post’s arguments begin to resemble the same talking points of people like Jon Entine — a paid biotech troll and character assassin who was exhaustively exposed by Natural News — you know the Post’s credibility has been totally abandoned.
Jon Entine, who was fired by Forbes.com after being exposed by Natural News, is a violent wife abuser, according to these court documents, who routinely fabricated false “facts” and got them printed on Forbes.com. (Forbes was later forced to retract at least one article that was filled was utterly fabricated accusations against Natural News. Heck, even Forbes, which is also beholden to Monsanto, couldn’t stomach the repeated lies of this guy who remains a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Maybe Entine can get a new job writing GMO lies for the Washington Post!)
The media strategy behind all this is to try to intimidate restaurant chains into keeping GMOs on their menu (and thereby poisoning their own customers while enriching Monsanto). As ANH-USA writes:
Rather than adding anything meaningful to the debate, the major media outlets are sending a clear message to the restaurant industry: “If you follow in Chipotle’s footsteps, we will make an example of you.” It seems clear to us that such a frontal attack by major news outlets must have been instigated by the biotech industry’s PR departments.
Trust in mainstream media collapsing by the day
Then again, all this probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone. We live in an era when the mainstream media is almost universally perceived as an institution of corporate-funded professional liars. That’s why public trust in the lying mainstream media is plummeting by the day. Thanks to revelations about Brian Williams (NBC’s liar-in-chief) and George Stephanopoulos (ABC’s liar-in-chief), everybody now knows that all the big mainstream media outlets are run by compromised liars and political operatives who twist the news to appease their egos, their advertisers, or their political controllers.
The Washington Post is the classic example of this. Its science editors are so incredibly compromised by industry influence that they can’t get their heads around this logic conundrum: If vaccines confer immunity, then vaccinated children have nothing to fear from unvaccinated children. Therefore, unvaccinated children pose no risk to vaccinated children… unless we’ve been lied to about how well vaccines work, of course.
You won’t find a single Washington Post science editor who can exercise anything resembling real logic on issues like GMOs and vaccines. Instead, they express what can only be called “zombie logic” — the mindless obedience to official sources while invoking ridiculous twisted justifications for the continued mass poisoning of the people with glyphosate and mercury in vaccines. See my article Irrefutable proof that influenza vaccines routinely given to pregnant women still contain mercury.
All this makes me wonder: Has the Washington Post ever met a toxic chemical it didn’t like? The paper is pro-fluoride, pro-mercury in vaccines, pro-glyphosate, pro-GMOs, pro-chemotherapy, pro-pesticide, pro-herbicide and pro-Big Government. Maybe instead of “Washington Post,” the paper should rename itself the “Corporate Greenwashington Post.”
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* Running an ICP-MS science lab, with ISO 17025 accreditation pending.
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If the Washington Post had any interest at all in independent food science, they would be contacting me for laboratory assistance, not attacking Chipotle and its fans. But as we’ve already established, the Post isn’t interested in real science. It’s far more important for the paper to protect the financial interests of its corporate advertisers.
The sad thing is that I don’t believe the Washington Post’s obedience to Monsanto really reflects the intentions of Jeff Bezos, the new owner of the Post. Maybe it’s time for Bezos to knock some heads around and clean a little house. The Post, after all, could gradually restore its trust and credibility by apologizing to its readers, firing its scientifically illiterate editorial board, and reporting the truth about glyphosate, genetic pollution, seed monopolies and Monsanto’s nefarious and deceitful tactics.
I’m not holding my breath waiting around for that. Neither is anybody else, which is why they’re all rushing to the New Media / Independent Media to get their news these days