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A new report by social network analysis firm Onalytica places GMWatch fourth in the “Top 100 Brands” category for the biggest influencers in the GMO vs organic debate on Twitter.
The only people ahead of us are the Just Label It pro-GMO-labelling campaign, which is in first place, Monsanto in second place, and Slate magazine in third place.
Slate’s prominence is worrying, as is the second place ranking of Slate columnist William Saletan in the “Top 100 Individuals” list. This is because Saletan’s reports on GMOs for Slate have been exposed as seriously misleading in a series of articles by GMWatch’s Claire Robinson:
Errors, fraud, lies, and William Saletan – Part 1: Golden rice
Errors, fraud, lies, and William Saletan – Part 2: GMO food safety
Errors, fraud, lies, and William Saletan – Part 3: GM papaya: Saviour or health risk?
Lessons in critical thinking and William Saletan – Part 1
Lessons in critical thinking and William Saletan – Part 2
It’s good to see the young campaigner Rachel Parent of Kids’ Right to Know ranked no. 3 in the “Top 100 Individuals”, behind GMO-skeptical author Jennifer Lang and Slate’s Saletan.
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