Sarah Silverman, libs pester First Lady about ‘Monsanto-y’ bill signed by Obama

Genetically-modified organisms lower the cost of producing food, likely saving tens of millions of people from starvation in underdeveloped countries.  Despite this, many liberals in wealthy countries detest genetically-modified food even if it has been cleared by federal agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration. The Left doesn’t have the votes in Congress to get an outright ban, so instead they have been pursuing frivolous lawsuits against farmers. Until now, it had been an effective tactic. But earlier this week, President Barack Obama signed a government funding bill that contained a provision which will allow farmers to continue to grow federally-approved genetically-modified crops while legal appeals are ongoing. From now on, the mere filing of a lawsuit won’t shut down production.

Naturally, the Left is furious. Apparently, they would rather Obama veto a government-funding bill than allow farmers continue to produce FDA-approved, genetically-modified food.

The current firestorm follows months of anti-GMO propagandizing by celebrities:

Consumers who want to avoid genetically-modified foods can still do so. Shouldn’t those of us who want to consume FDA-approved genetically-modified food be able to do so as well?  Or is “choice” important only when it pertains to reproductive rights?

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Charlie Sheen smears GMOs: ‘Why are the bees vanishing?’

Clueless: Alicia Silverstone urges her fans to hop on the anti-GMO train

Anti-GMO tweeters protest so-called ‘Monsanto Protection Act’

  • Mary Jo

    Look, I am as conservative as they come but getting into bed with Monsanto is a big mistake. There are better ways to save people from hunger. Messing with genetics never ends up good. The jive about saving lives with more food has more to do with making more money by cornering a market from small farmers. Once again, the president is making decisions based on his welfare as well. Remember, his family eats organic only. Why?

    • VerminMcCann

      Because they’re weird hippies with money to waste on useless bullshit like “organic” food.

      • http://twitter.com/gharward Gena Harward

        I’m far from a weird hippie nor am I a liberal tree hugger but if you think Monsanto and the like are not dangerous then you need to do some research. GMO’s are not good things. Monsanto employs an army of attorneys to strong arm small farmers who eventually go bankrupt defending themselves against patent lawsuits. A good way to help stave off hunger would be to stop burning the corn supply as fuel. Corn has been modified to have almost no nutritional value anymore. I disagree with liberals on EVERY stance they take, not this one. Monsanto is a ruthless company.

        • MrsSpooky

          I’m totally with you Gena. I tried removing a much GMO food from my diet as I could, which means I stopped eating processed food and if it’s a food that is mass marketed GMO, I buy organic. I don’t care about organic and I normally wouldn’t bother with it, but Certified Organic is the only way to be sure that you are eating food that God made, not some scientist in a lab.

          • http://twitter.com/gharward Gena Harward

            I’m not even sure that’s entirely true unless you grow it yourself with unmodified seeds. I’ve tried this but I can’t seem to outsmart the squirrels! They eat everything I plant :(
            I do like to believe that if it says organic that it is, I have my doubts though.

          • MrsSpooky

            I feel ya. My neighborhood is overrun with squirrels. I’d have to build a chicken wire enclosure for the stuff. But then, my friends down the street were growing their own veggies and they got quite a good yield, despite the varmints.

          • OpenTheDoor

            Have either of you fools ever thought about the power of a .22 long rifle?

          • MrsSpooky

            In a subdivision? I wouldn’t even think of discharging a firearm in this neighborhood unless someone was attacking me. wtf, dude! LOL

          • MrsSpooky

            “Fools?” Are you the type that would fire one of those with houses within 15 yards of the house? I don’t know where you live, but that’s illegal where I live.

          • ML

            Haha! My dad used to use a BB gun when the squirrels would come to eat his food.

          • http://twitter.com/gharward Gena Harward

            Thanks for the insult. I have neighbors in close proximity therefore that would be dangerous (and illegal). I do use a BB gun on them. However, I’m one of the few people in this country that actually goes to work everyday. I don’t have all day to leisurely pop off rounds at the hundreds of squirrels that inhabit the neighborhood. Most of the damage is done during working hours.

          • MimiReed1234

            What backyard farmer would buy modified seeds???? They’re no point or benefit if you’re growing it in your backyard.

          • http://twitter.com/gharward Gena Harward

            I’m not even sure that’s entirely true unless you grow it yourself with unmodified seeds. I’ve tried this but I can’t seem to outsmart the squirrels! They eat everything I plant :(
            I do like to believe that if it says organic that it is, I have my doubts though.

          • OpenTheDoor

            Hilarious, sooo, you are discounting the work of GW Carver?

            You racist.

          • MrsSpooky

            LOL! Really? GW Carver had the technology to manipulate genes at the molecular level? This is a tad different from selective breeding.

          • SDN

            You do realize that organic = “fertilized with sh*t”, right?

          • MrsSpooky

            Of course, like it has been probably since time immemorial. And that has exactly WHAT to do with genetic manipulation? :) I don’t care if the food is grown organically or not, I just don’t want to eat that stuff that’s been fiddled with in the laboratory (and selective breeding does NOT count). And it would be very much appreciated if they could TELL us if it has that stuff in there or not. If it doesn’t, cool, I’ll eat it. If it does, well, good – it’s there for people who don’t care, but people like me can make an informed choice to pass it up.

        • MrsSpooky

          I’m totally with you Gena. I tried removing a much GMO food from my diet as I could, which means I stopped eating processed food and if it’s a food that is mass marketed GMO, I buy organic. I don’t care about organic and I normally wouldn’t bother with it, but Certified Organic is the only way to be sure that you are eating food that God made, not some scientist in a lab.

        • VerminMcCann

          It takes a pretty spectacular leap in logic to misread what I posted as a defense of Monsanto. I posted that the Obamas are weird hippies, which they are, and that the “organic” food industry is bullshit, which it is. As for food having been modified so as to decrease its nutritional value, the opposite is true. That’s not to say that there aren’t potential problems with genetic engineering. There are. For example, a gene to code for an allergen or toxin might be inadvertently produced etc. However, shunning geneticly modified crops as a whole makes as little sense as shunning food that is the product of selective breeding.

          • http://twitter.com/gharward Gena Harward

            I meant no offense in my reply.

        • MimiReed1234

          1) What small farmers have been unfairly prosecuted? The one “famous” case involved a guy who deliberately crossed is corn with Monsato’s and then hit it with RoundUp to kill the ones that didn’t have the mutation so that he could have the mutation without paying for it.

          2) Modified to have no nutritional value. Seriously, That is utter made up nonsense. The super sweet breeds have been BRED (not engineered) to have higher, more stable sugar content, but they don’t have “no nutritional value,” and no one’s bread feed corn or corn for meal for this.

          • Randall Silverman

            Google “rent-seeking”. That’s the issue with Monsanto

        • TomJB

          Gena, you are right, not all are like that. However, I know more than a few that got very upset when Wal-Mart started offering organic food. They claim they want people to eat organic but when the largest retail chain in the world tries to make it a little more affordable to everyone, why do they get upset? I can only guess they prefer keeping it available to only a few self-anointed elites who want to maintain their soapbox upon which to stand and feel better than everyone else – and if everyone has access to organic, they just aren’t as special any more.

          Again, not pointing fingers at anyone except those from whom I have observed this phenomenon.

    • Agent_Zeero

      “Eats organic only”, huh?

      • Miss Clairee

        Yeah, no kidding! They only tell people that so they will get the hippie vote! Isn’t Barry’s favorite burger joint Five Guys? Hmmmmm – (although I love Five Guys burgers) not too much organic going on up in there!

        And I just LOVE Charlie Sheen’s tweet. He will snort 1,000 grams of cocaine up his nose, but won’t eat GMOs? Heh!

        • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

          The way I hear it, Barry was VERY disappointed the first time he went to a “Five Guys” and discovered it was JUST a restaurant….

        • foobar

          You mean organic cocaine, grown by indigenous farmers in Bolivia and imported by a fair-trade cartel.

    • John (it true me am)

      The “GMO” aspect is blown way out of proportion. There really is not much of a problem with the majority of GMOs at all, of course as long as the consumer is aware of what they are getting and allowed to make an educated choice. But it allows for those who don’t have the option of going organic to get cheaper cost food to avoid… well, starving to death.I would also remind people it is important to make the distinction of *how* things are modified. Higher yield, climate tolerance, all that fun stuff works well, though there is a problem with many insect resistant(or disease) varieties which just in turn force the insects to adapt and become super bugs that then decimate regular crops.

      Also, organic is different than simply not being GMO, there seems to be some confusion in this thread about that(or at least glossing over it). Pure organic is just stupid, and is a waste of time and resources for no benefit other than marketing to yuppies. Some of the disinformation out there is astounding(using treated lumber for raised beds does not kill kids with arsenic poisoning for example) and it raises the cost tremendously.

      Of course that is all not excusing the predatory and immoral business practices that Monsanto and their like engage in. But that is all hinged on the pathetically outdated copyright laws in effect. Small businesses such as family farms have been obliterated by their bullshit copyright infringement suits, but that is the fault of the company not the GMO product itself.

      – signed, an amateur gardener.

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        I’m not a farmer by any means, but I know dam well I can go down to Home Depot or online and buy barrels of seed for anything I want. Nobody is sticking a gun to my head and forcing me to buy Monsanto’s seeds. Are theri seeds cheaper? Is it more convenient? Sounds like the same hysterical diatribes some people direct at Walmart. If you don’t want to buy Monsanto’s pest-resistant soybean seeds, buy someone else’s! And buy a lot of Sevin too, for soybean weevil or whatever attacks it. But don’t buy their seed and then gripe and pout because you’re not allowed to save off some of the harvest for seeds — not if that’s what their terms are and you dam well know it beforehand.

        • Conpunk

          You have absolutely no understanding of nature. I’m sure you’ve heard the word pollen before , right. Its how plants have sex. Due to how nature works Pollen goes airborne to pollinate other plants. Once pollinated with GMO, the seeds are therefore intact with GMO material. Then Monsanto comes in and claims rights to your whole crop. Sounds fair right? Nope. Doesnt matter where you get seeds, if you plant near anybody else with GM crops, yours are claimed by Monsanto due to cross-pollination.

          • John (it true me am)

            But as I said in my post, that is a problem with out dated copyright laws and business practices, not the GMOs themselves. The super-corn never sued anyone and destroyed a family farm, people did that.

          • MimiReed1234

            Except it’s never actually happened. Please research the case where people claimed this happened–it didn’t.

        • Randall Silverman

          Your ability to buy barrels of seed for anything you want is evaporating. Why is the saintly organization copyrighting and registering the names of heirloom seeds as their own, buying out these open-pollenating seed companies and squelching the choice of seeds, regardless of the quantity you currently claim to enjoy? Any seed company that sells heirloom seeds now has to deal with copyright/trademark lawsuits with this giant corporation. Farmers who used to reseed from their crops now have no choice but to buy the infertile Monsanto seeds which cannot be reused by genetic design. That’s a lot of money, which many small farmers simply will not have after a few seasons. You scoff now at the “ignorant” concerns of farmers, but their costs will be passed on to you. So don’t bitch and gripe when the price of a loaf of bread goes up accordingly. Why is GE and GM vilified for bedding with progressive presidents and house members but not Monsanto? Rent-seeking is what it is, even if they “feed the world”. So to answer your question, Monsanto is getting rid of heirloom seeds and very shortly you are not going to have any choice but to buy their seeds whether by the barrelful or packet because there’s going to be no other supplier. There’s your gun, and since you’re very clearly not a farmer it’s not your temple the barrel’s up against so you can afford to dismiss the very real concerns of these pouting clod-hoppers. And why, all of a sudden is the bloated bureaucracy of progressive government so acceptable to you “conservatives”? You rail and rant against EPA and AFT overreach, but now it’s OK because at least they’re feeding the world? Isn’t that how the progressives defend Big Govt? At least they’re doing good, so it’s OK. I’m astounded by your wealth of ignorance.

          • MimiReed1234

            Seed patents expire pretty quickly. Monsato CANNOT patent heirloom varieties. Not possible.

            And copyright has nothing to do with it.

            You can only trademark a name. For example, I can trademark River of Blue(TM) grape hyacinths, but anyone else can sell the same variety under a different name.

            You are very confused about IP laws.

          • Randall Silverman

            I gladly stand corrected. I conflated the terms, but by description I am correct as you actually reinforce my point, and, yes, I have also pointed out on other sites that they could just change the name. Of course, you have to now order all-new packages, catalogs and promotional materials for your newly-coined variety of seeds with the attendant expense of doing so. And then when Monsanto buys out your supplier or even your company, thereby taking ownership of that variety’s name, what next? Keep changing the name, adding the expense of new packaging, etc? Trademark lawsuits by corporations as large as this aren’t always pursued because they’re right, but because they can, knowing that the litigants will be unable to carry on the expense of fighting it.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Everyone understands that nearly everything we eat has been “genetically modified,” right? Just most of it was done the old-fashioned way, by selective breeding. And there are dozens or hundreds of seed sellers who also have their different varieties and cultivars patented. This is nonsense, the same kind of hysteria over irradiated food a decade or so ago. Thank God we weren’t this stupid when microwave ovens hit the shelves, or the same superstitious dolts would have had more traction and gotten those banned. And yes, I knew a couple. One girl thought they left radiation in the food, someone else though it would roast his nuts jut being in the house with one.

      • Randall Silverman

        And there are dolts who believe the Govt. when it tells them that Monsanto is really a beneficent organization that only wants to help the world by using the force of government to crush it’s competition.

      • AlmaAlma

        My question is, how come Doctors don’t know the cause of half of the illness out there? Wouldn’t have any to do with manipulating our food would it?

    • MimiReed1234

      Because they’re elitist idiots?

      Genetics are “messed with” all the time. Our food sources are all mutants, and some of the introduced genetic material has come from viruses already.

    • http://twitter.com/LNSmithee L.N. Smithee

      Getting in bed with Monsanto is probably safer than getting in bed with Sarah Silverman.

  • Mary Jo

    Oh, and FDA approved? Does that mean it is right? Look to the horrors of what they have approved and then backed away from. They have far too many skeletons in their closet to throw out as the know all on this subject.

    • MrsSpooky

      I USED to trust the FDA. Not any more, especially now with former Monsanto lobbyist Michael Taylor currently serving as the FDA’s food safety czar. We have the fox in charge of the hen house over here and it’s all Obama’s doing. Monsanto must have been a big donor to his campaign.

      • http://twitter.com/gharward Gena Harward

        He appointed Michael Taylor but you can trace Monsanto power players being appointed to powerful positions in Government and the court system as far back as the 70’s if I remember correctly. Reagan, GHWB, Clinton and GWB did the same.

        • http://twitter.com/gharward Gena Harward

          Correction, Justice Thomas was an attorney for Monsanto and wrote the majority opinion against seed saving. Michael Taylor has been in Government since 1991. Monsanto has large ties to the Clinton and Bush administrations. As much as it pains me to say it Obama did not start this, he’s not stopping it either. Info about above is in this clip.
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ_QchB7iLg

    • MrsSpooky

      I USED to trust the FDA. Not any more, especially now with former Monsanto lobbyist Michael Taylor currently serving as the FDA’s food safety czar. We have the fox in charge of the hen house over here and it’s all Obama’s doing. Monsanto must have been a big donor to his campaign.

  • AaronHarrisinAlaska

    My beef with Monsanto isn’t genetically altered crops. It’s the shit they pull to stay on top. Patterning a living thing, poisoning farm land through the use of chemicle pesticides so that only their seeds will grow. Further poisoning crop through fertilizers that is only non lethal to their plants. Abuse of eminent domaine. The list goes on and on. Rarely will I blame a company of evil. Most are just trying to keep share holders happy, but Monsanto is trying to create a monopoly.

    • MimiReed1234

      1) Patents on new hybrids have been around since the 1930s, They are responsible for enormous improvements in everything from tomatoes to roses.

      2) Pesticides never keep other seeds from growing, and the pesticides used now are FAR less dangerous than those used 50 years ago–unless you like arsenic with your cotton. The HERBICIDES used degrade extremely quickly and are nontoxic to humans.

      3) I don’t think you know what eminent domain means, but it has nothing to do with Monsato.

  • AaronHarrisinAlaska

    Just a little horror story about Monsanto. If like to state I’m not against GA food. I am however against Monsanto. Who won a Supreme Court case allowing them to put patents on living things. Namely their stock of genetically improved crop. Monsanto does beautiful yet dark work. Their crops are a lot tougher than the seeds sold by competition. See, if you’re a farmer, and you don’t have a receipt from Monsanto they will sue the ever loving shit out of you if you’re caught selling crops that grew from their seeds.

    Actual and true story. A corn farmer sold crops he didn’t know were Monsanto stock. Some how seeds from his neighbors field ended up in his. Monsanto, not really giving a shit about things like cross pollination and other natural occurrences with farming, decided he had “stollen” from them and proceeded to take him to court. The scary thing? They won.

    • http://twitter.com/gharward Gena Harward

      If you watch the documentary Food Inc, you will see multiple instances of this very thing. I watched it thinking it would be liberal propaganda but Monsanto has had their cronies in every administration (R&D) for decades.

      • http://twitter.com/gharward Gena Harward

        A video clip showing some of what happens when Monsanto decides a farmer is a thief.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ_QchB7iLg

      • Conpunk

        Fed up!, FoodMatters, and Dirt! are excellent as well. Joel Salatin is my hero! His insight completely transformed my family dynamic. We raise chickens, Aquaponics with Tilapia and sun perch, and raise about 1000 lbs of produce yearly on one acre, all organically. My 4 children have absolutely transformed their work ethic and attitude towards nature and biodiversity. They LOVE working in our gardens. We are a much closer family now.

    • http://twitter.com/gharward Gena Harward

      If you watch the documentary Food Inc, you will see multiple instances of this very thing. I watched it thinking it would be liberal propaganda but Monsanto has had their cronies in every administration (R&D) for decades.

    • MrsSpooky

      Aaron, what happened was cross-pollination. If your crop is planted within a certain distance from a GMO crop, it will pollinate yours and leave you wide open for a lawsuit like that. Some judges are getting wise to them though and Monsanto has started losing their suits, but the poor farmer still has to defend against this massive company coming down on them like a ton of bricks.

    • MrsSpooky

      Aaron, what happened was cross-pollination. If your crop is planted within a certain distance from a GMO crop, it will pollinate yours and leave you wide open for a lawsuit like that. Some judges are getting wise to them though and Monsanto has started losing their suits, but the poor farmer still has to defend against this massive company coming down on them like a ton of bricks.

    • Gallatin

      Really? Link to the court case please. So farmer A plants Monsanto seeds and some of those seeds end up in farmer’s B’s field, planted with Pioneer seeds who is a subsidiary of Dupont. Farmer B takes his crop to sell and let’s say a bushel is Monsanto grain, seriously????? Farmer B gets sued? If I were Farmer B I would sue Monsanto for trespassing on private property. I don’t believe for one second that Monsanto would sue for; “Some how seeds from his neighbors field ended up in his”. I believe the only time Monsanto or any other seed company (Pioneer/Dupont) would sue would be if a farmer sold a crop that had a large percentage their seeds in it and the farmer could not show a “receipt from Monsanto”.

      Why shouldn’t the seed companies be afforded patents for their work and the same protections that come with them?

      • thetreyman

        i doubt it was the seed that ended up somehow infiltrating his crop. more likely it was cross pollination of the two crops which cant be helped if the crops are in close proximity of one another. however if monsanto is suing farmers because of that, then i would sue them for the same. especially if they were heirloom seeds i was planting.

        • Gallatin

          A few seeds or cross pollination I don’t see how Monsanto has a case. And if they allegedly won a case because of one of the aforementioned reasons then the jury or judge was lousy. If Monsanto has taken farmers to court and won patent infringement cases then someone isn’t telling us the whole story.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Many many companies have patented seed types before, it’s not just Big Bad Monsanto. I honestly don;t understand the hysteria over these folks.

      • Randall Silverman

        You mean the hysteria of folks who see a corporation using the force of Govt. to protect it from future lawsuits in case their product causes damage or harm to people and the land? I know, huh? I mean, what could possibly go wrong with a corporation bedded sweetly with a progressive government?

      • Stone Bryson

        Why is it when someone speaks out against something it’s automatically called ‘hysteria” by those who support that something? I thought only leftists used dismissive arguments like that…

  • NRPax

    “many [environmental lobbyists] are elitists. They’ve never experienced the physical sensation of hunger. They do their lobbying from comfortable office suites in Washington or Brussels. If they lived just one month amid the misery of the developing world, as I have for fifty years, they’d be crying out for tractors and fertilizer and irrigation canals and be outraged that fashionable elitists back home were trying to deny them these things.” -Norman Borlaug.

    Reference:http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2009/09/farm-boy.html

  • http://CommonSenseUnderground.com/ TheBParsons

    As much as it pains me to agree with these people I do believe that GMOs will prove to be quite unhealthy in the long run. Also, to use FDA approved as a bullet point is basically asking me to trust the government’s on the food I feed to my children. Thats a bit of a stretch.

    • kate_middleton

      Totally agree with you on all points.

      And sadly, pretty much all wheat used now is genetically modified too.

    • MimiReed1234

      How long a run? They’ve been around for quite a while with ZERO evidence of harm.

      • http://CommonSenseUnderground.com/ TheBParsons

        There have been several studies where rats have developed tumors after being fed a lifetime diet of GMO corn. While the results of any scientific study can be debated endlessly I think that’s enough to discount the “ZERO evidence” claim. Also, I think when a company, or group of companies, fight the labeling of products in an effort to keep a consumer less informed there should be a fair bit of caution in relying on that product. That’s just my opinion. I can totally see the theoretical benefits of GMOs I just think that having a blind faith in a government agency, especially one with “acceptable level of contaminants” clauses, is a path of poor judgement.

  • Stone Bryson

    Twitchy continues the narrative that all anti-GMO citizens are crazy leftists, even though previous posts on the subject have included many MANY conservative posters calling them out on it.

    One question: Why?

    • http://twitter.com/gharward Gena Harward

      I suspect they’re a large part of the obesity problem in the country today.

      • Stone Bryson

        Indeed – the primary culprit is high fructose corn syrup, and it is in nearly everything. I try to search out products with real sugar instead of HFCS – I guess that makes me a crazy leftist, nevermind my contempt for the other 95% of progressive ideas…

        • http://twitter.com/gharward Gena Harward

          Agree 100%.

        • http://twitter.com/gharward Gena Harward

          Agree 100%.

        • John (it true me am)

          Plus real sugar just tastes better.

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          Sugar production and price are controlled by the federal government, as is milk and a few other basics. If importation restrictions on sugar were lifted you’d see more sugar use and less corn syrup, especially since corn prices are rising with ethanol taking a chunk from the market.

          Corn syrup didn’t come into use because it was a better sweetener, but because it was cheaper and more readily obtained in large quantity.

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            It also is easier to work with in large quantities for mass production.

        • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

          No, the current leftist mantra(again) is that sugar is poison.

          • Stone Bryson

            So? I’m not a leftist, so I care not what they believe. :-) I happen to think sugar is awesome, and much better for a person than HFCS.

      • Stone Bryson

        Indeed – the primary culprit is high fructose corn syrup, and it is in nearly everything. I try to search out products with real sugar instead of HFCS – I guess that makes me a crazy leftist, nevermind my contempt for the other 95% of progressive ideas…

    • http://twitter.com/gharward Gena Harward

      I suspect they’re a large part of the obesity problem in the country today.

    • BamaG

      Personally, I have questioned all my ‘lefty’ friends, whom voted for zero .. again! and he never fulfilled the FIRST promise regarding banning GMO’s. Many of them told me he couldn’t do a thing about it.. NOW look at what he did.
      So far as Twitchy goes, they should relate how the leftists are *cue outrage* NOW vs when he didn’t follow through in the first 4 years and looked the other way. IF lefties believed so strongly about this, WHERE were they .. before ?

  • MrsSpooky

    Well, hang on there. I have to agree with Sarah on this. GMOs aren’t THAT safe and what are they doing to the environment, specifically the soil? A few years ago a bad batch was sold to South Africa and the seed didn’t germinate. Monsanto checked it out, said “my bad” and gave them their money back, but that didn’t put food in anyone’s mouth. And is anyone comfortable with the fact that if a farmer wants to continue planting crops from year to year that they have to buy the seeds from Monsanto every year? You can’t replant that stuff like you can natural corn. You can’t plant natural corn where the GMO stuff was planted because the bacteria in the soil will be taken up into the new plants, altering that too. I also do not like the idea of Monsanto owning the world’s food supply either.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Then — listen carefully — buy someone else’s seed corn. It’s that simple.

      • MrsSpooky

        Ok — listen carefully — they were well into the growing season and probably too late to plant someone else’s corn to feed their people (or sell their grain). If it WAS too late, the newly purchased corn wouldn’t be ready before the end of the growing season. It’s all about timing. Ok, get someone else’s seed – how long will it take for them to find enough seed? How long will it take to get there? Then it has to be planted? How far into growing season were they when this happened? Delays in planting and the length of the growing season and how much time the corn needs to grow – I don’t know where they were, but I did read that they were in pretty bad shape. Life isn’t that simple sometimes, unfortunately.

      • Randall Silverman

        Yes, buy it while you can, Penny, and as you said, do it by the barrelful because very shortly you will find there is no one else’s seed corn to buy. It’s all being bought and squelched by Monsanto and taken from the market as it’s easy to reseed from that. You cannot reseed, by genetic design, Monsanto seed corn and so have to buy new barrelsful each season. For someone like you who doesn’t have to rely on saving money from reseeding to keep the family farm going it’s not a big deal, but the small farmers that I’m surrounded by are feeling the pinch and are not at all keen on having to sow fields full of corn and other crops from fresh seeds purchased by the barrelful each season. But if you would be so kind as to provide the name and contact info of the heirloom seed companies that survive the rent-seeking squelch that supply you with your barrels of seed I’ll be happy to pass that info along. Your notion that farmers are simplistic and easily frightened ignorant peasants is really repugnant. Go talk to a farmer, a multi-generational farmstead as well as the corporate soybean/corn farmers who are all-in for Monsanto seeds. Remember, or hear for the first time, it’s not the GMO/evil corporate monster that’s at issue here. It’s the rent-seeking, the crushing of the multi-generational farmsteads, the monopoly created not by superior products or services but by Govt. force and protection that’s the issue. You refuse to look beyond this year’s seed rack at the Home Depot, believing in the Govt’s promises that no harm will come of all this, secure in the belief that you’ll have the same seed choice for years to come. Why you think that on this one issue the Govt is not lying or practicing deception for it’s own benefits while in every other instance Govt is a lying, scheming, autocratic, over-reaching, tone-deaf, bloated leviathan that will bring this country to it’s knees is beyond me.

  • MrsSpooky

    Well, hang on there. I have to agree with Sarah on this. GMOs aren’t THAT safe and what are they doing to the environment, specifically the soil? A few years ago a bad batch was sold to South Africa and the seed didn’t germinate. Monsanto checked it out, said “my bad” and gave them their money back, but that didn’t put food in anyone’s mouth. And is anyone comfortable with the fact that if a farmer wants to continue planting crops from year to year that they have to buy the seeds from Monsanto every year? You can’t replant that stuff like you can natural corn. You can’t plant natural corn where the GMO stuff was planted because the bacteria in the soil will be taken up into the new plants, altering that too. I also do not like the idea of Monsanto owning the world’s food supply either.

  • http://twitter.com/MoviePaul Jags Movie Guy

    Yeah, I have to disagree with Twitchy on this one. The crazy lefty liberal Hollywood elitists are the ones being singled out here but that’s just because they have the loudest voice right now.

    Just because something makes food cheaper and more abundant doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to eat. If that was the case then this Twitchy writer should only eat at McDonalds because, you know, it’s WAY cheaper than anything else. Cheaper = Good For You right?

  • http://twitter.com/MoviePaul Jags Movie Guy

    Yeah, I have to disagree with Twitchy on this one. The crazy lefty liberal Hollywood elitists are the ones being singled out here but that’s just because they have the loudest voice right now.

    Just because something makes food cheaper and more abundant doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to eat. If that was the case then this Twitchy writer should only eat at McDonalds because, you know, it’s WAY cheaper than anything else. Cheaper = Good For You right?

  • Grandma HeadInjury

    Wow, Twitchy. I’m a conservative, and I usually enjoy your digs at the lib hypocrisy, but “Consumers who want to avoid genetically-modified foods can still do so. Shouldn’t those of us who want to consume FDA-approved genetically-modified food be able to do so as well? ” was a horrible stretch.

    If you are going to come out in favor of freedom, you might rethink siding with Monsanto.

    Much as I hate to side with Sarah Silverman, I think she falls into the “broken clock” rule on this one…

    • MrsSpooky

      ^^ THIS!

    • https://twitter.com/deseeded tombee

      I agree to disagree here. I have absolutely no trouble with genetically modified foods. They have made it possible to grow crops in places that would never be able to sustain a community. For me, personally, it is about understanding what is modified. Take blue roses: modified to produce the same pigment as a blue pansy….

      Edit: up dinged you because I agree on not siding with monsanto. I learned a lot about them studying chem engineering. Not a wonderful place…unless they pay your salary….as is always the problem. Take those contractors who built the death star…

      • Conpunk

        Pansy pigment in Roses is rather benign in my opinion. Pesticides engineered into foods is quite different and we see the results in our declining health over the past 40 yrs. Its the elephant in the room no one cares to look at. and when people try to look at it, the FDA puts a curtain around it…

        • John (it true me am)

          The declining health thing is pure myth. Any statistics that show an increase in disease are solely because of better diagnosis and the removal of stigmas resulting in people actually admitteding even to doctors they have a problem. Combined with longer life spans resulting in more elderly that are more prone to certain diseases.

        • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

          Unless I’ve missed something, the only “pesticide” engineered into food is something called BT, and it is something which occurs in nature. It is essentially a disease of certain caterpillar species and is harmless to anything else. There’s more bacteria in a spoonful of yogurt than a bushel of corn.

          • Conpunk

            Strychnine, Arsenic, and Ricin also occur in nature, why don’t you take a big spoonful of your poor logic.

          • MimiReed1234

            BT is HARMLESS….and allowed to be applied in organic farms.

            BTW, did you know that in the 60s, arsenic WAS actually used in pesticides? You don’t want to live on old corn fields. You really don’t.

          • Randall Silverman

            Mimi, you mean govt.-approved pesticides?

    • $24698634

      Careful, you’re pushing back against the “certitude” of twitchy.

  • Grandma HeadInjury

    Wow, Twitchy. I’m a conservative, and I usually enjoy your digs at the lib hypocrisy, but “Consumers who want to avoid genetically-modified foods can still do so. Shouldn’t those of us who want to consume FDA-approved genetically-modified food be able to do so as well? ” was a horrible stretch.

    If you are going to come out in favor of freedom, you might rethink siding with Monsanto.

    Much as I hate to side with Sarah Silverman, I think she falls into the “broken clock” rule on this one…

  • http://twitter.com/Jdjunkyard JD Junkyard

    Yet another example how useless our elected officials are. With horric legislation like this it’s clear who the real owners of our country are…hint, it ain’t us!

  • MrsSpooky

    This ends with: “Consumers who want to avoid genetically-modified foods can still do so. Shouldn’t those of us who want to consume FDA-approved genetically-modified food be able to do so as well? Or is “choice” important only when it pertains to reproductive rights?”

    It’s bloody difficult let me tell you, because it’s used in absolutely everything. Anything that contains corn, soy, canola and any of a dozen other ingredients is most likely (willing to bet money that it IS) GMO. That’s fine for people who don’t care, but what about people who DON’T want to eat it? Where’s OUR choice? Proposition 38 in California that would mandate labeling products that contain GMOs was struck down this past November. Nobody’s trying to prevent them from growing or selling it, just let us know if the source is natural or man-made. That’s it. I think they fought the labeling law for the same reason they fight the law requiring an ultrasound before an abortion – they don’t want people to see what they’re doing/eating/etc.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      How “natural” do you think a Mackintosh apple is?

      • your_moms_left_nut

        Another thing you have no knowledge on, obviously. Selective breeding and grafting do not fundamentally change the genetic makeup of the apple. Also apple seeds contain genetic material for a plethora of apple variety’s. One apple seed could produce any apple. Apples are almost impossible to breed from seed. Orchards are full of clones, and grafted material, and none of the trees came from seeds. They came from the same stock tree…

  • Jane Donut

    Sorry, twitchy, but I’m with the libs on this one. I believe that nature/God knows what He’s doing. I don’t think we should mess with our food supply that way. There will be unintended consequences. There always are. And why in the h*ll should I trust the FDA?

  • Conpunk

    I am a Bold and proud conservative, and I fully support GMO bans.
    Monoculture farming is decimating the midwest, and is a failing
    industry. It cost more to keep an acre of GMO (BT Corn, BT soy) alive,
    than it is worth on the market, hence all the farm subsidies. Of course
    there are the cheerleaders who make ridiculous claims like “We feed the
    world”…Oh really? You cant even feed Americans. Obesity, Gastro
    cancers, Autism, diabetes have all tripled since the inception of
    pesticide laced crops (GMO corn and soy are laced with Round up the weed
    killer, right into their genetic make-up) Oh yummy… Money trumps
    common sense unfortunately

  • Scott Carroll

    Odd to see our usual Twitchy harmony disrupted by some discord, but I’m gonna have to come down on the side of the pro genetically modified. This is just the brand new panic being manufactured on the outrage assembly line. Global warming, heterosexual AIDS in America, vaccines, global cooling, overpopulation, the homeless epidemic, fluoride in the water, Alar, DDT, etc.

    Come on guys, every single panic the left has warned us about in the past 40 years has either been wildly exaggerated or made up out of whole cloth. These panics come from people who lack the sense of higher purpose that religion offers, so they have to find that higher purpose in various “causes.”

    Genetically modified food could revolutionize the way crops can be grown in depleted soil and boost the vitamin content of cheap food so that people living in abject poverty can get the vital nutrition their bodies need. It could literally save the lives of millions of starving children. Try as I might, I can’t get worked up about some nefarious big corporation when the alternative is children perishing from starvation.

    I’m no scientist nor nutritionist, but people whose judgement I trust implicitly on every other issue say it’s ok. And people whose judgement I never trust on any other issue say it’s bad. Who you gonna go with?

    • Conpunk

      “I’m no scientist nor nutritionist,”…yet here is why your wrong and I’m right. Useful Idiot…

      • Scott Carroll
        • Conpunk

          Like I said, useful idiot. 2 of the articles are sponsored by the FDA, A soros think tank article, and a Monsanto Board member…

          • Scott Carroll

            Just how big is this conspiracy? How many people do they have on payroll? Hundreds? Thousands? Millions? Am I on the Payroll? I haven’t received my Monsanto check yet. Do you know their customer service number by chance?

            You remind me of liberals who cannot win an argument without calling names, “Racist!” “Idiot!” This is just a fruitless argument. Any scientist or scientific organization I link to you’re just going to call them whores and be done with it.

          • Conpunk

            First of all, let me apologize for calling you a useful idiot. Its a game my kids and I play and I popped it off without really thinking about how it looks to the outside. It was disrespectful and Im sure you are an intelligent person.

            Start with this.

          • Scott Carroll

            No worries. You’re a conservative, so I knew you weren’t a habitual ad hominem thrower like our lefty friends. As I’m no expert, I fully acknowledge I may be wrong about GM food. The bottom line to me is that we’ve all been consuming this stuff for 15 years now with no ill effects.

            Sure obesity has skyrocketed but obesity was skyrocketing before GM food came along. GM food is being consumed all over the world so if there were some causality with Lardassery we would expect to the see the fat people quotient increasing everywhere and that’s just not the case. For the most part, obesity is an American problem.

            Probably there are a slew of factors producing our doughiness. Increased video game use, decreased strenuous activity, the increased convenience of modern day life, etc. Could GM be some hideous monster hiding under our beds causing long-term health issues? Maybe, but I doubt it.

          • Conpunk

            This is how I look at it. In the 60s the biggest crop east of the mississippi was Tobacco. The fed paid farmers to grow it, companies advertised it and sold it, and everyone thought it was all peachy-keen. The science wasn’t being done. Once it was, well you know the rest…

            Why is the FDA so intent on blocking the science? GMOs have been around since the 60’s, yet half the earth is starving…is it REALLY feeding the world, or just certain peoples bank accounts?

        • Stone Bryson

          Fair enough – does that mean you’ll side with these same entities when it comes to global warning, global cooling, overpopulation, heterosexual AIDS in America, and DDT? I mean, since they are so trusted and all when it comes to GMO’s…

          • Scott Carroll

            You’re conflating causing a panic with debunking them. Anytime a scientist or a Hollyweirdo takes a Hair On Fire, Grab The Pitchforks And Torches attitude I’ll always raise an eyebrow, as should you. These are the bitter pills of disinformation, whether the pills are labeled 9/11 Truth, or World Jewish Conspiracy, or any of the other panics I mentioned.

            I’ll take it on a case by case basis, as any rational person should do. Sometimes science is wrong and sometimes science is right. All I’m saying is in a science-fight between Sarah Silverman and Scientific American, I know which side I’m on.

            My original argument wasn’t about the reliability of science, but the reliability of left-wing scares. Every left-wing scare, WITHOUT FAIL, has never materialized. What you’re asking me to do is believe them on the 44th scare even though they were wrong about the previous 43. No thank you. There is a reason that, at the end of the story, the boy who cried wolf is eaten by a wolf.

          • Stone Bryson

            If you cannot trust a source of scientific inquiry for the things you dispute, how can you consider them brilliant when they happen to agree with you. As a critical thinker I cannot grasp that, but to each his own.

            Besides, this is not a ‘panic’ situation, nor a left-wing scare – contrary to popular belief, not everything falls into the left-right paradigm. Twitchy points out the lefties in their posts, which makes sense, but the fact of the matter is (as you can tell from reading the comments here) is that this issue reaches across party lines. Oh, and since when did it become a sign of ‘panic’ to ask questions about something which could be harmful.

            Keep in mind the same politicians / corporate interests who are touting the GMO’s are of the same mindset as those who were ridiculing and demeaning those asking questions a few decades back about the healthiness tobacco. Thank goodness all that silly nonsense was proven to be a fallacy, and never amounted to anything serious. Oh wait…

        • Christoph DeHaven

          I really don’t know what to think on this issue, but I have to agree with Scott that too many of us buy into the liberal panic lobby. And I appreciate the citations. Whether you all agree with Scott and Twitchy or no, we ought to do the research instead of reacting out of emotion. That’s the libs’ thing. Their leaders are experts in manipulating people based on appeals to fear.

          • Stone Bryson

            I appreciate your measured reply, Christoph, so let me assure you this is not an emotional reaction – I have very little emotion about anything. :-) There is a swath of scientific information out there questioning the value and safety of GMO’s, both pro and con. I tend to believe the ‘con’ research personally, research which (contrary to what Scott has portrayed here) has no relation to lefty celebrities.

            Let me put it this way, though – if Monsanto would just allow labels to go on foods, identifying which products are modified, I’d drop the issue. Then I could easily make a informed decision about what I wished to purchase for my food, as could anyone else. No harm no foul.

            The fact that Monsanto fights against those labels? Makes me wonder what exactly they are afraid of, and why they are fighting the notion of us knowing for ourselves. I tend to have a healthy mistrust of government, though, therefore maybe my curiosity stems from that.

          • Randall Silverman

            Right on! That’s what I’ve been arguing in all these Silverstone posts as well as this one. Go ahead and “feed the world”, but just let us know what’s in the food you’re pushing on us. And don’t play the wounded warrior routine by claiming hardship with changing labels because in Britain and Europe they already have to supply the labels. Honest labeling, products side-by-side, and let the market decide. I don’t believe in stopping the production of GMOs, just the hand-in-glove partnership with the Govt. in pushing them.

      • your_moms_left_nut

        of course your not a scientist

  • $496051

    I see lots of accusations about GMO foods here but no links to empirical evidence they are truly harmful. Any time a post starts with “I am a conservative but…” you have to figure there is some BS going on.

    • Conpunk

      The FDA has shut down all studies on GMOs. They are banned in every other Industrial Ag nation. Obviously you need someone to tell you what to believe, because you have enough computer literacy to post here, but not research something independently for yourself. Hello useful idiot…

    • Conpunk

      Please just research one thing. How many Monsanto board members who now run the FDA, and and how many FDA officials who are now on the Monsanto board. Its the same list of about 20 people. A revolving door of corruption…

  • Samrso

    Twitchy, you’ve lost it here. This isn’t a liberal issue. Get off Twitter and look around at many conservative sites.

  • http://www.irregulars.us/ towerclimber37

    no no…barry won…GET OVER IT, Sarah.

  • ToyZebra

    I don’t like Monsanto’s tactics. It’s companies like them that give a big black eye to business and capitalism. I also don’t like GMOs. If our food supply and health does get messed up then saying “oops” won’t help. Politically I’m not on par with most of the organic crowd. (My local farmer’s market has plenty of Obama bumper stickers even now.) But the older I get, the more I am learning about food and the body. Cutting out the junk is not easy when you don’t know what chemicals and tinkering have gone into what you eat.

  • Conpunk

    Joel Sallatin. Look him up. God fearing conservative organic farmer…His insights into farming made me change my career, and the health of my family.

  • Princess_Jen

    Actually we can’t just avoid non gmo foods. They are in everything & the label organic has nothing to do w the seed stock.
    I’m a die hard non granola stand w rand republican/libertarian. This IS one topic I say we do need some bipartisan work on asap.

    • Conpunk

      LOVE Rand. Hes been a blessing to our state.

  • Adela Wagner

    Although it about KILLS ME to say I agree with Sarah Silverman…I’m a big ol Conservative Libertarian, and a small time grower and I say BS to Monsanto.

    Before I would EVER trust the FDA, I would go with Real Food Media, The Institute for Responsible Technology and the No-GMO Challange. All, who are pressuring food companies to NOT use GMO’s in their foods. The few trials that have been done have shown alarming results —
    allergies, increased cancer risks, damaged food quality. Many GMOs are
    created using antibiotic resistant genes, and the British Medical
    Association cited this as one reason why GMOs should be banned worldwide
    due to the threat they posed for the future efficacy of antibiotics.

    Monsanto is a company that does indeed put profits over public safety, and anyone backing GMO’s DOES NOT want food labels to show it. WHY? Because they know that if they were forced to be labeled (as they were in
    Europe), consumers would stop buying them. If they saw the GMO ingredients in their tortillas, their cookies, their infant formula, they’d think twice about buying them.

    If you are trusting of the FDA and ANYTHING that Obama is pushing, please do some research. Especially if you are going to be feeding it to your kids.

    • Stone Bryson

      I kind of figured I’d see you here eventually… we have similar thoughts on this matter. :-)

      • Adela Wagner

        Hey Stone, yep, I HAVE to open my mouth on this one. Good healthy food being what it is and all….
        I have another post buried on down about House Bill s510 that was a scary anti-home gardening bill, and shot down, but revised and will be coming back to haunt us. Also…rumors persist that Rumsfield and others own stock in Monsanto….yeah, would not be surprised in the least. Also, I find it strange that a few years back the certification process for being labeled “certified organic” became a LOT more difficult and expensive….

        • Stone Bryson

          Isn’t it amazing how people with whom you’d agree 95% of the time suddenly ridicule you, calling you a leftist and a tin-foil-hat loon, just because you have valid concerns over what you put in your face?

          I tell you though, I am heartened by many of the comments here. The amount of conservatives / libertarians willing to question GMO’s is a step in the right direction!

    • Randall Silverman

      Adela, I find myself in the same boat. But as I said in the Alicia Silverstone Twitchy post regarding this topic, all we’re doing is pointing out that a blind squirrel has found a nut.

  • 1972patriot

    Sarah has the ability to nauseate me frequently, but I applaud her for this tweet.

  • onegoodnathan

    frankenfood, FDA approved…what could go wrong?

  • Adela Wagner

    And isn’t it something that Obama named the VP of Monsanto as the Senior Adviser to the Commissioner of the FDA?

    Maybe those backing GMO foods here have not heard about a little ol house BILL called S510. A Bill seeking to OUTLAW home gardens, and storing your own seed. Seems Monsanto LOVED this Bill, as did a few higher ups in our “caring” Gov’t, you know those, “looking out for us”.
    This Bill failed in 2010 but was revised due to public outcry on the home gardening front. But with a giant like Monsanto being “protected” now by Obama…who knows what and will happen. Here is a link to something about this Bill,,http://askthetrucker.com/senate-bill-seeks-to-outlaw-home-gardening/

    • Stone Bryson

      As they love modified hybrid seeds, because the gardener cannot collect their own seeds to replant WITHOUT Monsanto. Many are unaware, but more and more are waking up every day…

  • Ntr

    The Monsanto protection act is inexcusable but i expect no less from this administration. The act needs to be removed. Remember, Monsanto is a company that created Agent Orange and what they use in the pesticide-resistant GM foods are derivations of AO. Their chemicals harm both nature (see: bee die offs for example) and humans (rising cancer rates and/or other health problems).

    As for the liberals complaining about it….this is what they voted for. They wanted a leader who talks “pleasantly” while feeding lies. Well, they got it. The Obamas and many other politicians are laughing because they don’t eat those tainted foods while millions of Americans hardly have a choice but to do so.

  • Randy W

    Twitchy is cheerleading GMOs lately and its getting irritating. What’s so bad about properly labeling food, and when did the FDA become such a trusted government beurocracy for Twitchy.

  • Scott Anderson

    Ball gag and donkey punch.

  • lainer51

    Hey Silver Man – STHU!!!!!!!!! Nobody cares.

  • lainer51

    Hey Silver Man – STHU!!!!!!!!! Nobody cares.

  • http://twitter.com/StephC72 Stephanie

    I don’t want to eat GMO foods. I, for probably the only time in my life, side with Sarah on this. Just because we can, doesn’t mean we should.

    • Randall Silverman

      My family and I have gone Paleo, eating “natural” foods, forgoing processed foods and our weight has diminished greatly, my wife’s arthritis has all but disappeared and our friend’s asthma has lessened to almost nonexistence since he started this diet. It is a great burden on our budget, but the results speak for themselves. I would recommend following this diet but would not compel anyone to if they want to continue following the govt’s ever-changing food pyramid. A food pyramid started by someone faithfully wedded to the Pritikin diet back in the 70s, by the way.

      Our schools are Progressive guinea pig factories and our food is being manipulated to make us guinea pigs for questionable at best food corporations’ products. This is an uncomfortable fight for me as I’ve always mocked JFK, Super Highway, 9/11, et al. conspiracy mongers. But the evidence is compelling and not at all star-chamber, dark, shadowy, deep-throat, hidden agenda stuff. It’s all out there in the open, just iffy enough to be able to convince either side the facts are their side.

      The way I see it, we’re being led to argue about whether or not GMOs are good or bad and distracting us from what’s being done to the small farmer to favor the larger corporate farms with deep, campaign-contributing pockets. I freely admit in full and open disclosure that I’ve almost always lived around small farmers, worked in their hayfields, herded their cattle when I was younger so I’m more tuned in to their concerns perhaps to the detriment of being able to fully accept the other argument. Hence my response to Penny’s dismissal of the farmer as cowering, ignorant, and fearful. And anyone who attempts to silence me by mockingly calling me a liberal is a fool and doesn’t know me. But we can’t allow Progressives to trick us into arguing the wrong point, bickering and name-calling each other into division. Even if it means that we acknowledge that for this point of the twelve-hour cycle the broken clock is right, as galling as it is.

  • http://twitter.com/StephC72 Stephanie

    I don’t want to eat GMO foods. I, for probably the only time in my life, side with Sarah on this. Just because we can, doesn’t mean we should.

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    Free to ‘choose’?

    Yeah. Right.

  • maplebob23

    I don’t want to eat any food that another man holds a patent on. If I cannot freely plant it and harvest it, I sure as hell don’t want to ingest it.

  • Vince Edwards

    Just grow you own stuff from heirloom seeds and then you know where it came from and how it was grown and no one pee’s on your lettuce…

  • KhadijahMuhammad

    When any libs attack you for being part of the “anti-science” party, remind them that there is no evidence that GMO foods, which are in consumption all over the world, presents any health risk whatsoever.

    They just don’t like it because they’re liberals, meaning that they always have to be pissed off about something.

  • http://twitter.com/KALKAM71 KALKAM

    Not one to go hunting myself but that meat is pretty organic…are these actresses in favor of that?

  • terrisarten

    That’s the funniest thing Sarah Silverman has said in like forever. Imagine that, she assumes that Michelle Obama has principles and all that bashing of big corporations is sincere. HAHAHAHA

  • Darby Hodges

    People have been altering the food that they grow forever. Maze didn’t grow naturally. It was basically grass. Then people modified it and it changed the world for the better. Progressives are basically regressives. They want all of us living in the stone age again, walking not driving (More natural), eating food that people haven’t altered in any way (Natural), but then they don’t want people to hunt (Save the animals from evil people), don’t take away my private jet (Cause I’m a hypocrite), live in a house or three that would shelter an entire village in an underdeveloped nation… I could go on and on. Its pathetic to hear their arguments. They just jump on whatever bandwagon makes them seem cool and smart but they are just jackasses trying to hide their guilt for making a huge living for being mildly entertaining in a movie. The sad part is that the next generation gets their news from Celebs. We are all screwed…

  • Guest

    Obama is getting a kickback, perhaps….
    political principles do NOT beat hard cash,
    especially when retirement to a $30 million Hawaiian mansion beckons.

  • $7610427

    These celebrities ranting about unsafe food…please… Their bodies are so riddled with chemicals that they should have “hazardous waste” tattooed on their foreheads! (Especially you, Charlie Sheen!) I try to eat as organically as I can and am still determining how I feel about GMOs, but these people yacking all the time about health and organic food is ridiculous.

  • Matt_SE

    Science deniers! Praying at the altar of leftism.

  • Joel A. Edge

    When lefties squabble, we all win.

  • http://twitter.com/PeaceLibLady Peace&JusticeLady

    Twitchy ought to be on board with opposing GMO. GMO steals our health, this is a liberty issue. Don’t mock the GMO concerns Twitchy.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

    The left is for science before they were against it.

  • WhoUtellin

    “Twitchy Staff” how can you be supportive of something that has never been tested on humans? How could you support something not knowing what the affects of consuming food laced with Roundup that kills rats with monster tumors? How much did Monsanto pay you to write this?

  • Person

    The FDA approved it so it must be good. Are we aware the head of the FDA is former Monsanto?

  • OpenTheDoor

    And that is why it is called Hungry.

  • Randall Silverman

    Really? Based on this discussion? The worst characterization you could apply is, perhaps, ignorance or bad judgement. “Sarah Silverman and Alicia Silverstone are supporting this? Then, ipso facto it must be loony-lefty garbage.” They appear to be knee-jerking prima facie conclusions based on the twitterers, but stupidity is not a credible charge to levy against the Twitchy staff.