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Anastasia-
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Post Re: Snopes for GE?
on: November 9, 2009, 21:03
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James, this is a wonderful idea! Karl and I had been tossing around the idea of making a Wiki, but a GMO Snopes would be more immediately useful, I think, especially considering the effort required to get a Wiki going.

MaryM
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on: November 11, 2009, 16:14
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I'm willing to try any strategy for this. And I don't mean to usurp the blog--the same material can be covered on the blog, and blog posts could be a great pointer for many of the claims.

But what I mean is the way I use Snopes: I get a crackpot email from some relative that I haven't managed to get off their mailing list. It is full of fraudulent claims, myths, etc. I know I can go to Snopes, do a quick text or category search, and essentially the whole email has been eviscerated already for me. I just "reply all" with the link, ask again to be removed from their list...and wait for the next one.

Just like the political ones I see, these same things keep going 'round and 'round. I think there are about 10 original sources of this GE-focused crap that are propagated to all the others, and then they spread from there.

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Post Re: Snopes for GE?
on: November 16, 2009, 00:05
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Just wanted to update people. I'm running into problems with the limits of my hosting provider and the error tracking software I want to use (Trac). The site still isn't in a usable state. I may have been overly ambitious in my initial design.

Guest
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Post Re: Snopes for GE?
on: December 30, 2012, 20:38
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However, the implementation of Bugzilla I was young, do not forget, it may be this problem. I do not know to choose the categories, does not support, such as management fees may be some people also, so I should do it? While it may not be a completely different forum, I think.

First-
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Post Re: Snopes for GE?
on: December 31, 2012, 12:48
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How about a Greenpeace bodycount website, similar to the Jenny McCarthy bodycount site? This site would give a running total of the amount of people (separated into adult and children catagories) that have died from vitamin A deficiency but wouldn't have if golden rice was available to them. There could be pages for Mike Adams and Dr. Mercola too.

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Post Re: Snopes for GE?
on: January 2, 2013, 15:01
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A bodycount website would be difficult for a number of reasons, such as properly calibrating it, and as you describe, it would not be possible to know how big the number is. We could certainly estimate how many people have died or gone blind, but it doesn't necessarily follow that all of them would be saved merely if golden rice is available. But there could be a way to do it that would be accurate and compelling, and not focus on one organization or individual person.

First-
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Post Re: Snopes for GE?
on: January 2, 2013, 21:44
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The bodycount website might be easier than we think. Goldenrice.org may have already researched the rice consumption of people that have gone blind from Vit. A defiency. Golden Rice is designed to cost about as much as regular rice to produce so, we could expand the bodycount number to a table showing the different running total of deaths depending on the percentage of affected population that would adopt golden rice. I focused on Greenpeace because they seem to be the single biggest reason why golden rice has not been approved, despite all the testing done. Here's the J.M bodycount website for reference.

http://www.jennymccarthybodycount.com/Anti-Vaccine_Body_Count/Home.html

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