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Commentary to the International Monsanto Tribunal verdict

Daimonie (Facebook) blogs about science and scepticism. In October 2016, I wrote a post just before the International Monsanto Tribunal. Since then, I also started on my series regarding GMOs in general. But back in October 2016, I concluded:
As expected, the entire Fake Tribunal is a theatre. This is not a scientific conference, nor a court of law. It is quite literally a gathering of people that use pseudo-science to promote "natural" and "organic" alternatives to conventional and contemporary agriculture. Their most important part is in no way their data, their science, or the interests they represent; rather, it is their ability to form incomprehensive gish gallop combined with fear-mongering.
By doing so, they cast doubt on the credibility of science and technology. Worse, they negatively influence public opinion on contemporary agricultural technology that has the potential to greatly improve upon agricultural practises, in ways that benefit health…