Mr. Coffee Nerves: Wait, so there *aren't* 300,000 distraught hot farmer's daughters just waiting for my car to break down?
Marcus Aurelius: 300,000 Indian farmers have killed themselves over failed cotton cropsWhy weren't they planting Indians?
Somacandra: Uh, nope. Did not hear about this. Think I would have if it had been a thing.
Fakutu: This is the first I've heard about this.Reminds me of the time I tricked 2 friends into spreading rumors about themselves by asking them if they'd heard the rumor about them. They went around asking everyone about the rumor until it became the talk of the town.Small town.CSB
WeenerGord: FRFA: The article, written by Anoop Sadanandan[i104.photobucket.com image 460x345]
That Guy Jeff: anti-GMOs: The Left's Climate Change Deniers
meat0918: That Guy Jeff: anti-GMOs: The Left's Climate Change DeniersAnd RW survival nuts.Like the anti-vaccine movement, it is a conspiracy theory that crosses political definitions.
FloridaFarkTag: As if a story from I09 is accurate in the first place...The fact that I09 is pro-GMO whack really takes away any credibility the GMOers have
jaybeezey: That Guy Jeff: anti-GMOs: The Left's Climate Change DeniersLike any other group, they are all for something (science), until they aren't.Your organic corn is the result of genetic manipulation. Enjoy!
Muta: The anti-anti GMOer: The right's new Climate Change Denier.
Lokkii: This kind of false story spread by activists has been a problem for a long time..... The first example that I recall that finally got debunked was the "500,000 children are being kidnapped in the United States every year"http://missingchild.wordpress.com/about/how-many-missing-children-ar e- there/ - This article says 800,000...However, think about the war in Iraq, and Afghanistan... Over the period of a decade some 2 million service people served in those warshttp://abcnews.go.com/Politics/us-veterans-numbers/story?id=14928136Almost everyone knows someone or at least knows of someone who served there.If 500,000 children a year are being kidnapped, that's 2.5 million children, and obviously 10 million children kidnapped over a decade. However, you rarely see stories about individual cases in the news, and if you start asking your friends, you'll probably find that few people know of actual cases.....If the 800,000 children a year are kidnapped, then that's 4 million children over 4 years, 8 million over a decade.However there are only about 74 million children in the United Stateshttp://childstats.gov/americaschildren/tables/pop1.asp?popup=trueIf one in 10 were being kidnapped the odds are very high you would know someone personally.Now, with GMO suicides, since it's very unlikely you know any Indian farmers, it is even easier to make wild claims that won't be challenged.
Lokkii: This kind of false story spread by activists has been a problem for a long time..... The first example that I recall that finally got debunked was the "500,000 children are being kidnapped in the United States every year"
Hermione_Granger: For the, "if this was a thing I would have heard about it" crowd: It's impossible to hear about everything that happens in the world at any given time, even given the 24 hour news cycle we live in and all the multimedia in between.Just FYI, I had heard about this, but it's been several years back that it was a "thing". Back then the numbers weren't 300,000 and a lot of people were still killing themselves.I didn't think it was fake at the time and still don't.
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