For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. - 1 Timothy 6:10
The new age guru Oprah Winfrey Now Supports Monsanto.
It evidently all comes down to the all-powerful dollar. Oprah is not stupid when it comes to financial choices. She is very powerful financially. And frankly, she has a stake in the whole organic movement, as owner of an organic farm in Maui. She has trademarked “Oprah’s Organics.” Now she stands accused of accepting money from Monsanto, the oft-voted “Most Evil Company in the World.”
The Institute for Responsible Technology has posted on their Facebook page that Winfrey will be running an ad form Monsanto in 2015. Other activists have posted ads that have already run in “O” magazine. The ad features a happy, multi-ethnic blend of families meeting at the dinner table. It is from the company’s newly created multi-million dollar campaign to encourage discussion of genetically modified foods and the responsibility to feed the world in a sustainable manner.
Because Oprah’s magazine has previously spoken out about labeling GMO’s as such and the potential health risks from GMO’s, the decision to run the ad has angered many in the organic and GMO-free movement. The Institute for Responsible Technology is hoping to help Oprah understand the error of her ways and get her to pull the advertisement before additional damage is done. Hopefully the ad will not reach the adoring masses that follow Miss O and every suggestion she makes.