Anti-Biotech

Of the many lies spread about Monsanto over the years, perhaps none is so malevolent as the claim that the seed giant is to blame for farmer suicides in India. This falsehood, spread by anti-biotechnology activists like Vandana Shiva but debunked a couple of years ago, is still parroted by credulous left-wing outlets such as Think Progress and supposedly credible news sites like Deutsche Welle1

Now, a thorough study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health has...

To the Editor:


American consumers should be appalled at the thought of the consortium of anti-biotech activists declaring war on socalled "genetically modified organisms." These "activists" assume they know what is best for all of us, and would limit our choices, as well as those of plant breeders and farmers world-wide with no rational, scientific basis for their actions.


As the article notes, "there is little evidence now that genetically modified crops are even hazardous," and that even the activists "concede that any real risks to people are unknown." But lack of evidence is not halting the anti-biotech propaganda. Activists ignore the truth that man has been genetically modifying crops-albeit in relatively crude, hit-or-miss ways-for thousands of...