by Andrew Walden
Anti-GMO activists just can’t seem to decide who they hate. Last week they were telling Sen Nishihara to “go back to Japan”. This week they are blaming ‘Native Hawaiians’ for “irrational shenanigans” and the “prevailing stereotype of ‘crazy anti-GMO activists.’"
Like a car wreck, you just have to slow down and look. So here’s the latest blast, by anti-GMO activist Catherine Black excerpted from today’s Star-Advertiser:
…As a communications professional, I've noted that the groundswell of support for this citizen's right-to-know issue has been crippled by its prevailing stereotype of "crazy anti-GMO activists." As is often the case with grassroots movements, the vanguard is more radical, having been spearheaded initially by environmentalists and Native Hawaiians — but that was a decade ago.
Today, supporters of GMO labeling include a much broader segment of the population: … foodies … surfers….
Unfortunately, this groundswell of support for GMO labeling (which, as many point out, is not the same as "anti-GMO") was overshadowed by the industry's tendency to reduce it to the irrational shenanigans of "crazy activists."….
Some tactics — such as leaving threatening messages for Sen. Clarence Nishihara — contradicted other efforts …
If we lose our place at the forefront of this national right-to-know movement, it would be embarrassing to be left behind….
Yes, the embarrassments are embarrassed so they blame “crazy Hawaiians” for their self-inflicted wounds.
BTW: Who could possibly be fooled by the effort to make a distinction between ‘anti-GMO’ and ‘pro-GMO-labeling’?
Last Week: Racist Anti-GMO Activist forced to Apologize for “Go back to Japan”