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Best GMO Shirt Ever!

OK, this is going to be a bit of a quick post, but I just really wanted to highlight this awesome GMO t-shirt. Check it out:

gmo wtf t shirt

Why WTF?

Well there are a few reasons:

  1. GMOs have been linked to organ disruption in at least 13 scientific studies
  2. … and that’s despite massive cover-ups and threats to independent scientists researching GMOsΒ (see video below)
  3. And as world-leading geneticist David Suzuki points out:Β β€œBecause we aren’t certain about the effects ofΒ GMOs, we must consider one of the guiding principles in science, the precautionary principle. Under this principle, if a policy or action could harm human health or the environment, we must not proceed until we know for sure what the impact will be. And it is up to those proposing the action or policy to prove that it is not harmful.” Yes, in fact, we know very well that it might cause serious harm, making the need for the better implementation of the precautionary principle that much more important.

Good enough for you?

You can purchase the shirt above here, by the way. Threadless, the t-shirt company that chose the winning design and is selling it, is donating 25% of revenue to the non-GMO Campaign of The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT).

Also, if you buy the shirt above, IRT is encouraging you to take a photo of yourself in it and upload it to their Facebook page.

2 comments
  1. GH

    1. Well, I’m glad that a professional activist and a widely discredited Greenpeace funded guy with an agenda can overturn scientific consensus. Glad we got that out of the way because I was starting to worry about that whole climate change thing, but now that I know how easily consensus is overturned, an oil company funded lackey and some pundit have me convinced that it’s all a load of hooey. They’re not going to explain how pumping millions of tons of CO2 isn’t going to affect climate anymore but hey, I don’t see any biochemical details on how inserting genes is going to hurt me either.

    2. Yes, demanding that people actually use proper controls in their experiments is totally a massive plot. I enjoy the fact that no one seems to mind when a field of GE wheat is destroyed or a plot of GE grape rootstocks is trashed, but when someone gets criticized for having a poorly controlled study, that’s science under attack. Reminds me of Climategate.

    3. I’ll see your Suzuki and raise you a James Watson: “Recombinant DNA is the safest technology I’ve ever heard.”

    I didn’t watch the video. See, I don’t know that the girl from The Ring (which wasn’t half as good as Ringu but I digress) isn’t going to pop out and get me, so, using the good ol’ precautionary principle, I choose not to watch it. You can’t prove that it won’t happen because I never know if it might happen tomorrow. I mean, just because it hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean it won’t someday….we just don’t know the long term effects!. So, despite the ridiculousness of the notion and the fact that there is no plausible mechanism for that to even be possible, until you can prove a negative, it’s safest not to proceed until you can prove Sadako won’t be paying me a visit in X+1 days, where X is the time since viewing the video.

    Yes, I’m joking, I did watch it, but if you really believed in the precautionary principle, you wouldn’t have watched it, or do anything else of that matter, and you’d also live your life in fear of the Carl Sagan’s invisible floating heatless dragon (look that one up). The precautionary principle flies in the face of how good science is done and basic logic. You can NEVER prove that something (like harm from GE crops, harm from grafted fruits, harm from conventionally bred crops, or harm from invisible pink unicorns) ISN’T there. Absence of evidence does not and can not equal evidence of absence, but after a while it does strongly imply it, and if something isn’t falsifiable, and if no one is even going to propose what would reasonably constitute safety, it’s not even wrong (look that one up too).

    As for the shirt, how ridiculous. It is the same food. You could make equally vacuous statements about any other plant improvement method and it’d make as much sense.

  2. Susan Wreckless

    GH, how dare you site invisible pink unicorns and forget to mention the flying spaghetti monster. Blasphemy!!!

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