No problem. I am very skeptical about the claims of the natural foods industry, especially with regard to GMO. I am, in principle, a proponent of GMO; I think it has great potential.
That said, in doing my research about the topic, I encountered a lot of information about Monsanto’s abhorrent practices over the decades. The entire GMO debate is a distraction tactic from the damage they are dealing to us all via the industrial toxins they produce.
It is one thing to defend GMO in principle, but whenever I see anyone mounting a defense of Monsanto, that raises a red flag. Monsanto should not be conflated with GMO; Monsanto is a corporation, and GMO is a method of modifying biological organisms. Even though Monsanto produces GMO crops and has gotten a bad reputation for litigious activity based on proprietary claims over GMO seeds, they are not synonymous with GMO.
While these litigation tactics are awful, and a case of outright corporate bullying of smaller farmers, it is the lies and murder that Monsanto has spread via their toxins and coverups that are the most severe and unforgivable of their transgressions. They have even been party to what are essentially war crimes, both in Vietnam and, now, in the War on Drugs in South America, turning their toxins loose against the entire ecosystem in which coca plants thrive.
I have written a little more about them here and here. Don’t just take my word for it, either. Simply reading the Wikipedia entries on Monsanto, glyphosate, and Agent Orange are eye-opening. The facts speak for themselves.
It is of great irritation to me that, somehow, Monsanto has managed to position being anti-Monsanto as being anti-science, when nothing could be further from the truth. Science is not on Monsanto’s side. Only propaganda is.