Last month, amid a global campaign by certain activist groups to demonize Monsanto and other global seed and agrochemical companies, Navid Rakotofala, a student in Madagascar, decided to “test” how much research anti-GMO protesters did before making and sharing claims about Monsanto. For the purposes of his test, he published seriously outrageous accusations about Monsanto on a fake blog. The goal was to see how far he could push fake horror stories before activists would realize that it was a hoax.
“My teacher (who does not agree with this project because of the trickery) told me that your group [the activists] will accept almost anything regardless of the scientific process,” Rakotofala later on his blog. “This was my experiment to see if he is correct.”
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