Monsanto’s Minion, Patrick Moore, Ambassador for EXPO 2015?

GMO supporters promote climate denialist and corporate front man as champion of science*

GMO supporters are campaigning to have climate science denialist and GMO promoter Patrick Moore adopted as an Ambassador for the EXPO 2015 exhibition in Milan, where the theme will be “Feeding the planet, energy for life”.

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1. Patrick Moore, Ambassador for EXPO 2015?

Jonathan Matthews
GMWatch, 27 Oct 2014
http://www.gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2014/15721

A campaign is underway to have Patrick Moore adopted as an Ambassador for EXPO 2015 in Milan, where the theme will be “Feeding the planet, energy for life”.

Among the GMO supporters leading the Moore campaign are Marc Van Montagu, the president of theEuropean Federation of Biotechnology, and Ingo Potrykus, the “inventor” of Golden Rice.

In their petition, addressed to the President of the Council of the European Union among others, they describe Moore as an environmentalist who’s always had “a crystal clear reputation”. Some might think this meant he had an unblemished reputation but Moore is, in fact, a hugely controversial figure.

This is because after leaving Greenpeace back in the mid-1980s Moore earned his living defending almost everything Greenpeace was concerned about — from mining to clearcut logging, nuclear power to fish farms, PVC to . Paul Watson, another early member of Greenpeace, has branded Moore “a hired gun for industry” who defends his clients “with lies, character attacks, and pseudo scientific justifications.”

Van Montagu and Potrykus are equally misleading about Moore’s campaigning on climate change. Here’s what they say in the petition:

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