Itâ€™s quite amazing how rabid Green Taliban activists get. Take for exampleÂ old Steffan Browning.
Just a month before the November 2011 General Election which saw this fool enter Parliament, Browning was the spokesperson for another fruit-loop organisation, the Soil & Health Association – Organic NZ.
As spokesman he banged off a media release saying theÂ Government must separate GE food in NZ shops, issuing a challenge to FIGJAM Simon Power and Comrade Kate Wilkinson about GE. A key plank of this attack was a study by a scientist called Gilles Seralini. Â
Slight problem though. The Seralini study that tried to link Monsanto genetically modified maize and its weed killer Roundup to increased cancer risks, has been severely slammed. So much so that theÂ Seralini study is to be withdrawn by the Food and Chemical Toxicology journal.
Typical of anti GE and Green Taliban activists, they took images of tumour ridden cousins of Stuart Little in order to create fear and panic that anyone even remotely exposed to Roundup (i.e. most Kiwi gardeners) could be at a greatly increased risk of tumours and even premature death.
Now we find the journalâ€™s board has looked at the Seralini data and have expressed many concerns about the quality of the data and recommended the article should be withdrawn saying;
â€śIf you do not agree to withdraw the article, it will be retracted.â€ť
Thatâ€™s like the kiss of death to any academic having a respected journal say your research is shit.
The question now is will Steffan Browning retract his press release and apologise? And for that matter old crazy Colin Craig who was slamming Monsanto on Radio Live this morning.