Organic Industry: Planting Seeds of Doubt to Gain Market Share – GMO Skepti-Forum


I want you to imagine a scenario. You are reading the newspaper and see an article that talks about Xbox speaking out against Playstation. It discusses the new research that it has found that shows that parts made in Japan are harmful to your health, and since Playstation has its parts made in Japan, that you should no longer use Playstation. You should only buy Xbox, since it gets its wholesome parts from Malaysia.

As time goes on, protesters start organizing outside of the Playstation offices protesting their use of Japanese parts. The protesters have websites making claims that Xbox is causing Autism, Cancer, and ruining the environment. They’re even proposing legislation to label Playstation with “Japanese Parts: May be harmful to your health.”

This scenario would look like the greatest marketing scheme Xbox has ever pulled off.

The above situation is a bit of a caricature, but no less blatant than the current campaign of the organic industry against GMOs.

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Contributor: Robert Sacerich

Robert is a Philosophy of Science and Bioethics student, as well as blogger and science advocate/activist. He has worked extensively within the secular community for various secular nonprofit organizations and public communication causes.

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