Un-Spinning the Spin Masters on Genetically Engineered
Jeffrey Smith Responds to a Biotech Proponent's
Accusations and Spin
Spilling the Beans, January 2006
Note from Jeffrey Smith:
In September, 2005, the respected South African
investigative magazine Noseweek ran a five-page
interview with me that was described by a GMO
campaigner as 'the hardest knock' that the country's
biotech industry had ever taken from the media. To
read the interview, go to the September 2005 issue of
Spilling the Beans, at
Hans Lombard, a public relations consultant for the
biotech industry, wrote a rebuttal to Noseweek that
was pure industry spin. Fortunately, I was given the
opportunity to respond. Both his letter and a
condensed version of mine were published side by side
in their January issue. The magazine put my full
response on its website.
The following is the text of Lombard's letter, broken
up so that I can respond to each accusation.
The shortened version that was published is available
with graphics and photos at
Noseweek has given permission for either the long or
short versions to be reprinted in whole or in part.
South African publications, however, must wait until
February 1, 2006. Other publications and websites can
run the piece right away.
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