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UPDATED 1/4/15: This post was updated to reflect the Twitter conversation below.
This past weekend, I came across something that made my skin crawl.
Wanting to persuade (fool) young people that both Monsanto and GMOs are actually good for the world, the company has hired a 32-year-old Director of Millennial Engagement named Vance Crowe.
Whether he is traveling alongside company salesmen or attending conferences around the country, such as SXSW Eco Conference in Austin, this Directory of Millennial Engagement is actively engaging with his peers to reverse the overwhelmingly negative sentiment against Monsanto.
In a frightening interview with NPR’s The Salt, Vance Crowe shared a little bit about what he is up to and what he is telling his fellow millennials.
Let me summarize a few of the things that he said and what the truth is.
Vance Crowe: To me the science on GMOs is very clear, so why do people have trouble with this?
On one hand, the science is very clear.
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