Feb 22 2015

Girl Scout cookies baked with science literacy: Column

If the Girl Scouts were to give out badges for courage in the face of controversy, they could award one to themselves — for fending off a smear campaign that targets cookies and science.

That’s because the enemies of biotechnology decided to pick on the Girl Scouts, demanding that the youth organization remove genetically modified(GMO) ingredients from their delicious cookies, such as Thin Mints — which happen to be my personal favorite.

These tasteless activists have organized an online petition that currently boasts more than 40,000 signatures — and they’ve even had the gall to make the public face of their effort a sweet-looking seven-year-old named Alicia.

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