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'Russians Slandering GMO Foods to Hurt US Agriculture' Claim Iowa State Academics

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With the Russians being blamed for just about everything bad that happens in the West, from freezing weather in the UK to the election of Donald Trump in the US, it was surely only a matter of time before they were accused of trying to turn American citizens against GMOs. 

As reported in their local rag, the Des Moines Register, a couple of profs at Iowa State University (ISU) have published research showing Russia is funding media pieces that "question the safety of GMOs in an effort [to] hurt US agriculture interests and bolster its position as the 'ecologically clean alternative' to genetically engineered food".

Shawn Dorius, an ISU assistant sociology professor, said that turning the US or world against GMOs "would have a clear negative effect on an industry in the US and could advantage Russia".

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