Stonyfield Organics Deletes Pro-GMO Comments

Farmers, researchers and other agricultural activists are taking to Twitter and Facebook after Stonyfield Organics began censoring and deleting comments from those opposed to their recent marketing campaign. Comments were on the company’s Facebook page for a short time before being deleted.

The video that’s caused the most recent outrage uses children to spread the company’s anti-GMO message. One child calls GMOs “monsters” while another defends the right to know what is in our food. Commenters defending GMO production argued against the video’s claims.

“Why would Stonyfield ban people from its website and censor scientific information?” asks Kevin Folta, professor at Florida State University and science activist on social media in his blog. “Because science literacy is affecting their bottom line. If you can't scare people into your products, you have to remove the scientific information that is influencing buying decisions”

In that same blog posting, Folta examines some of the comments provided and subsequently deleted by the Stonyfield, including his own. And he’s not the only one who has noticed the trend.

GMOs and other advancements used in agriculture are under the magnifying glass—and will likely stay there for the long run. While there is room for all kinds of production: conventional, organic, etc., there is no room for mistruths and unfair censorship. Share your thoughts on Stonyfield’s ad here by commenting below—and we won’t delete them.


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Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 02/01/2018 - 07:23

I find the use of the name "science" by Folta to be extremely insulting to science and scientists. Coming from a known sellout and corporate tech, little better than a lab tech, I wonder how he ever got a voice ion these issues. A degree does not make you an expert. Neil De Grassie has spoken out for GMO's in the past. He's an astronomer. In corporations eyes, he's got a degree, so he must be qualified? There is very little science in GM production. There is almost no scientific spirit in GMO's at all. They are actually anti-science. They hide information. Falsify studies. Suppress anyone that shows anything other tan what they want us to see. Spend hundreds of millions every year trying to deny the public any information on their products, and when cornered by real scientists, they bring out the lawyers to suppress or the shills to yell down the accuser.

None of that is science or scientific.

Science shares information openly.
It demands investigation.
It encourages discourse and collaboration and detests those that deny others information.

What they are is Pro-Corporation and Anti-Science. GMO producers are the very worst kind of citizens.

Submitted by michaelfox on Tue, 02/06/2018 - 07:25

Why all so afraid of GMO? It's helping to grow products in modern nature conditions. I wrote few articles about it for, and know, that firstly, you have to make research which GMO harmful and which not

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