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“Expert” Detractors on California Prop 37 are Shills for Big Biotech

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  • A common corporate tactic, well-honed by the tobacco industry, is to hire “third-party experts” to bring their message to you, especially through the media.
  • The "No on Prop 37" campaign has many academics on its side at the University of California at Davis, which is not surprising considering the fact that the school enjoys millions of dollars in research grants and other largesse from the biotech industry
  • A related tactic is to corral hired “experts” for your cause into a really important sounding organization. The Tobacco Institute was an arm of Big Tobacco, the mission of which was “publicizing scientific research funded by the industry which produces counter evidence to unfavorable findings or, at least, helps to keep the question open”
  • The Science Media Centre of UK and USA provides news desks a list of scientists available to comment on emerging scientific findings, and trains those scientists on how to respond to media questions by downplaying problems. Funding for this “media centre” comes from the biotech industry

By Dr. Mercola

All eyes are on California where Proposition 37, which, if passed, would require labeling of foods produced using genetic engineering. It will be put to voters on November 6th. In recent weeks, the battle over GMO labeling has taken an ugly turn. In a true David versus Goliath battle, the opposition will apparently stop at nothing to defeat the measure.

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