14-year-old teen schools ignorant TV host

Screen Shot 2013-08-04 at 7.17.32 PMBy: Mike Adams, the Health Ranger,
Natural Society.

Her name is Rachel Parent, and she’s suddenly an internet sensation for her cool-headed debate about GMOs on a popular Canadian TV show. (She’s also the founder of the Kids Right to Know GMO Walk.) As you’ll see in the video below, Rachel calmly argues for the basic human right to know what’s in our food, even as the condescending bully of a host named Kevin O’Leary verbally assaults the girl and practically accuses her of murdering children.

During the debate, Kevin O’Leary, co-host of the The Lang And O’Leary Exchange show, viciously attacked Rachel, first accusing her of being a “lobbyist” against GMOs (an absurd accusation that O’Leary knows is false, as there is no corporate interest in honest food labeling), and then equating her position of questioning GMOs with somehow supporting a holocaust of widespread death of children. Despite the outrageous attacks, Rachel Parent simply countered his utterly contrived accusations with the facts: GMO crops don’t out-produce regular crops, GMOs are a dangerous global experiment using human beings as lab rats, and consumers should have the right to know what they’re buying or eating.

(It is astonishing that people like O’Leary want consumers to have less information about what they’re buying, keeping them in the dark and subjecting them to the accidental ingestion of modified foods that have been linked to organ damage and cancer tumors.)

See Rachel Parent’s Facebook page at:
http://www.facebook.com/gmonews

And watch her video debate with Kevin O’Leary at TV.naturalnews.com:
http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=207576091B7B916EAF7F8B971D186DF2

Here it is on YouTube:

Tips for Rachel – how to respond to GMO death cultists

Rachel is astonishingly good at the art of debate, even at just 14 years of age. (See her picture on the right, too, and notice she’s got a face made for television.)

In addition to celebrating Rachel’s amazing debate, I also wanted to offer her some advice in confronting these manipulative, anti-human “death cult” Monsanto apologists like O’Leary, who actually suggested, when asked about GMO labeling advocates, “I have an answer for these people. Stop eating. Then we can get rid of them.” (Yes, he would love to usher in another holocaust as long as Monsanto got to run the concentration camps…)

First, you’ve got to fire back and remind people like O’Leary that GMOs are not without their own risks. O’Leary’s claim that Rachel endorses the death of children because she doesn’t support genetically modified rice engineered with extra vitamin A completely glosses over the inherent risks of toying with the genetic code of self-replicating crops. There are at least three risks that can be used in any debate to silence anyone trying to shove GMOs down your throat:

Risk #1) Human health side effects. What is the effect of GM crops on humans who eat them? Will they cause organ damage? Infertility? Unforeseen side effects? Wouldn’t it have been wise to answer these questions before rolling out GM crops across the world?

Risk #2) Genetic pollution. Will the artificially engineered genes spread through the crops grown in the wild, altering them in unforeseen ways and possibly creating new genetic vulnerabilities that could lead to sudden crop failures? By invoking this argument, Rachel could have accused O’Leary of “putting the entire human race at risk of starvation” from an unforeseen crop failure caused by GMO pollution. And if challenged on that, she could have pointed to all the other times “scientists” have failed to foresee the devastating implications of technologies that were widely believed to be safe when they were first rolled out: thalidomide, DDT, nuclear power plants, the agricultural policies that caused the Dust Bowl, etc.

Risk #3) Ecosystem devastation. How will GMO crops interact with insect pests and pollinators? Rachel could have rightly invoked the global collapse of honeybee pollinators and pointed to GMOs as one of the factors believed to be partially responsible. Will GMOs also alter insects and make them more resistant to natural plant defense mechanisms in non-GMO crops? If so, that could prove devastating to non-agricultural ecosystems such as forests or plains. We’ve already seen how the use of Roundup — the herbicide commonly used on GM crops — has resulted in the rise of “superweed” that require enormous quantities of herbicide chemicals to eradicate. That’s alarming proof that GMOs actually lead to the use of more chemicals, not less.

With arguments like these, Rachel could have accused O’Leary of “putting the entire planet at risk of a man-made ecological disaster worse than the Great Dust Bowl.” She could have then asked O’Leary whether he “supported global starvation for humanity.”

Rachel Parent is the kind of truth-telling activist who will ultimately defeat Monsanto

These are just ideas of support for Rachel’s next debate. In my view, she was absolutely fantastic and really made waves on Canadian television by putting O’Leary in his place.

Natural News salutes Rachel Parent, and we know that her debate skills will only continue to gain strength as she acquires more experience doing battle with “cult of death” Monsanto apologists like O’Leary — the kind of people who don’t mind risking the entire future of life on Earth as long as profiteering companies like Monsanto can make a few extra bucks next quarter.

In my opinion, they should fire O’Leary for being such a homicidal racist — i.e. openly supporting risking the death of the entire race of humans — and replace him with Rachel Parent who obviously makes a lot more sense and has a far better ability to connect with the viewing audience.

Check out Rachel leading the “Kids Right to Know” march:

See Rachel’s video criticizing Kevin O’Leary’s absurd, anti-humanist attacks on children and their food:

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206 Responses to "14-year-old teen schools ignorant TV host"

  1. Mammal  August 8, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I ave degrees in biology chemistry philosophy of mathematics and natural studies and recently a degree in oriental medicine. While there are many variables to why infertility rates are increasing, I’d like to offer this theory. There is evidence to support the epigenetic claim on GMO foods that in 3 generations most people will become sterile. Given that there is a tremendous over population of the world. Could it be possible that this is a deliberate side effect to diminish our impact humanely on our planet? This would not be the first time the United States tried to involuntarily sterilize its population. In the 20’s we did it to the mentally retarded.

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  2. Melanie Hoyle  August 8, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    I am almost 35 years old and I completely agree with Rachel. Adults who are modifying foods to have better nutrition values are feeding them to their children like they’re guinea pigs, but what if people don’t want to eat modified foods? What if modifying them causes allergic reaction in children that are normally ok in eating the non-modified version? People have a right to know what is in their foods. A recent study showed that wheat grain had been modified so much that much of the beneficial nutrition was stripped from it and eating it was causing many gastric problem with consumers. There’s a better way to stop nutrition deprivation, encourage more healthier eating that contains all the basic daily nutritional values and less processed junk that’s got little to no nutritional value to it. Mother nature provides us with all we require if we actually put some effort into it.

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  3. Melanie Hoyle  August 8, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Onto the more environmental part of the debate, she is right in saying that tests need to be continued to see whether GMO crops will affect the environment. There’s already been problems with GMO crops interfering with non GMO crops resulting in them cross-pollinating. We do not know of all the risks involved with GMO crops cross-pollinating as they could cause a massive imbalance of the environment, resulting in hybrid plants that are unsuitable for human, insect and animal consumption, soil and water contamination.

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  4. robertrun  August 8, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    He kept saying she was anti-science. The science shows us that since GMO’s, allergies have gone up 400% in the United States. That is science and numbers. There is a connection to these immune deficiencies. There is other science about damage to organs, damage to veins and arteries, damage to eyesight. This guy is looking for science and the science is there, the science shows GMO’s to be detrimental to health already. Maybe this awesome, incredible kid can brush up on that stuff so she can continue to wipe the floor with this clown.

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  5. chris  August 9, 2013 at 12:10 am

    He’s not an idiot for challenging the girl with a different opinion, he’s an idiot b/c he was not as prepared as she with facts. I thought she was awesome!! Kevin you accused her of being some kind of a shill, but are you sure you are not the one who’s check is signed by Monsanto?

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  6. A  August 9, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Not that he doesn’t make it obvious every time he opens his mouth, but OLeary is an arrogant, ignorant idiot. He is not qualified to be a journalist or a host, or whatever he is pretending to be. The girl retracted her comment about ceasing all GMO research only about FOUR TIMES in the first half of the interview, and yet he continues to ask her the same question over and over. He must have had only the ONE question written down in front of him and couldn’t figure out where to go on-the-fly after he retraction? Or maybe his ears were full of wax? What an ignorant, annoying, brainwashed, passive victim of Stockholm Syndrome.

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  7. Mark Joyce  August 9, 2013 at 4:23 am

    Kevin you are suck an A hole the food we should be eating is what nature has spend hundreds of thousands of years to perfect like carrots do you know what the real color of of a carrot is and why these colors are so important for the human body i think you should look at the real picture and not always want to want make money and make people do what you want them to do which in turn makes you gold i live my life like you the way I want and i don’t eat GMO foods at all I am sure you think that I do other countries are not so well off we as people should be sharing the food we have and not eating as much as we do

    one more thing sir i think you and arrogant ignorant self centered narrow minded scared little man who would be nothing with out the money you have because you don’t know how to be

    I am waiting for a response sir

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    • Dahlia Vandoria  August 14, 2013 at 7:07 pm

      I have provided a few things to make your thoughts more cogent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Use them liberally in the appropriate places. Name calling, by the way, puts you on the sidelines. You sound like Ellsworth Tewey.

    • [email protected]  August 16, 2013 at 7:14 am

      . – its called a period; use one.

  8. Michael  August 9, 2013 at 5:50 am

    This guy makes more sense than she does. I grew up on a farm and used Monsanto and other seed. If you can afford non GMO food then good, you are rich or you are a hippie type person who grows their own food. I can’t afford to go to the Natural food store and eat. why don’t we concentrate more on fast food and junk food?! GMO’s will save more lives than non-GMO’s. Also the guy was not as hard on her and an A-hole like alot of you were claiming. Watch the video again.

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    • indindpendentmind  August 9, 2013 at 11:20 pm

      Michael:
      You make an important point about junk food that I would shout from the rooftops. Something worth repeating again.
      Still, in the “debate”, O’Leary continued to repeat the straw dog of “starving children”, raising the level of hyperbole every time (“you tell me you would let children die?”), even after Rachael made it clear that this was not her opinion. That continued re-framing of the question is intended to make her look like a misinformed nutcase. Intended. That method of questioning is classic, and in all honesty, using that technique on a fourteen-year-old is abusive. Play that game with your wife, and you will wind up in jail.
      My great-grandfather pioneered a rust-resistant hybrid hard winter wheat, which became the main global seed stock for three generations. Yes, there is a whole lot to be gained from selective breeding. But the newer technologies introduce genetic modifications which have already shown disturbing results.
      Rachael limited her opinions to labeling and testing. Given the serious and significant questions that have been raised about food stock already in production, her points should be well considered. Rachael did a phenomenal job, given that she was invited onto the show solely to give O’Leary a chance to use her as a clay pigeon.

    • santo corpora  August 28, 2013 at 9:38 am

      If he makes more sense then you eat it, and leave the rest of us alone. Monsanto does not have the right to become Gods.

  9. Corey  August 9, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    He doesn’t get that GMO’s have been produced to make it easier on the farmer, not to ensure a sustainable food supply. Does he not get how Round Up Ready crops work? Does he not get that it only really works for Monsanto in the pocketbook? Does he not get that the long term study is on the average everyday person? Does he not understand that is not an ethical scientific procedure? Why is is that we here in North America throws away so much GOOD food when other’s are starving? This girl is much more educated on the subject than he is if we go on this interview. He asserts that she is not looking at the GMO side. By his closing comment, he is obviously closed to the non-GMO side.

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  10. Belinda  August 10, 2013 at 5:36 am

    I’m so impressed By Rachel’s views and Grace, She showed up 2 broken record hosts who clearly did not want to concider the evidence at all. the mere fact the lady host said she had NO choice but to eat GMO corn was rediculous. what about growing your own? the more you stop buying the less demand there is for the product and the less money they make.

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  11. Budd Margolis  August 10, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Kevin O’Leary keeps nullifying his points by trying to feed statements that she has never approved, stated or agrees to. STUPID interveiwer.

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  12. L Kampinghorse  August 10, 2013 at 9:29 am

    He doesn’t get it cause I’ll bet he has vested interest in Monsanto?? But the girl is great. He seems much more stuck and opinionated..

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  13. alex lexva  August 10, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Kevin O’Leary seems to have vested interest in GMO and Monsanto (he regularly mentions it)and he is condescending in his attitude towards Rachel (continuosuly inferring she is being used as part of an anti GMO group, as if she does not have a mind of her own or that she is less knowledgable – how about more sensitive?) . She never stated she is against science as Kevin continuously implies, she is towards responsable science. That is very smart.

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  14. Mike  August 10, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    This guy ignores totally what she is saying. He really REALLY bends the truth. He worries about HER being a shill for the activists!??? REALLY? He couldn’t be more PRO-GMO than anybody on the payroll of Monsanto. What happened to the days of reporting news not becoming a shill for a lobby group. I agree more research should be done but I absolutely deserve the right to know what I am eating. Its appalling to say “all corn is GMO, so lets just ignore it and move on”. We have all been lab rats for decades and in the US people are getting fatter and sicker. Obesity and diabetes are on a meteoric rise in the exact same time slice as this “experiment”. I personally have gone the path of eating all of my food as certified organic and now even that label is being subverted by big AG. If the Pro-GMO crowd is so very proud of their work, and some of it is astounding from a pure science perspective, then great. Label it. Shout it from the rooftops. I believe we all have a right to know what we are eating.

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  15. Jimmy Bones  August 14, 2013 at 11:54 am

    It’s really very simple….the same argument presents itself every time this is debated…
    “What about the starving children?”….
    If The world cut back on its excessive meat industry, used those resources to grow crops for humans instead of using it as feed (generally GMO) for livestock, the entire world could be fed…
    Easily….

    It really does make me wonder why anyone could support such a ridiculous company….

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  16. Grant  August 14, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Ehhh… This is precocious… Pandering…You can get the food labeled by simply drafting a bill. You don’t need a band-wagoneer to get this done. Why aren’t the parents of these kids doing the work here? Really! Get off your asses and do something about it. Don’t send a child in there to do an adult’s work

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    • Janine  August 14, 2013 at 10:24 pm

      I rather like the effect this young girl has. I think it is wonderful and if I were her parents I would be very proud of her (which I am sure they are) and I would not dismiss her message simply because she is young. Good for them. She is amazing and she will continue to be amazing as long as she is allowed that platform. Again, I say good for her parents for encouraging her to speak out.

  17. Jim Christaldi  August 14, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    O’Leary seems to be the one in the pocket of companies like Monsanto for sure! He wanted to paint her as someone on a mission with no regard for anyone else. That sure seemed to me like he was thinking of himself! What a fool being controlled by the big corporations!

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  18. worried about our future  August 15, 2013 at 2:46 am

    O’Leary, what was the amount of your paycheck from Monsanto????? Wooooow that young bright woman chewed you. Your journalism and interviewing skills are sooo (%(&?(&%&? obvious. How can you even have that job… Oh Yeah someone put you there as their mascot … SAAAAAD

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  19. David Martin  August 15, 2013 at 8:25 am

    BAM !! Who’s the activist here?
    Bring on either bigger labels or a label that rates each food.

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  20. mass  August 15, 2013 at 11:53 am

    GMO are poison to instruct a plant to accept insecticides / you only have to know what that insecticide performs ? and round up basically stops the foundation of the plants not treated by refusing the plants nutrients / food This system repletes the plant and makes it die just as its doing to millions of humans there colons are as mess up bu this as the bees and rats that have tested which shows you don’t mess with the seed please look at how many have colon problems and gut Flore issue in last 50 years Look how the government has protect GMO making by refusing court cases this is poison and your all the rats

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  21. Sara Lambert  August 15, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    But he’s wrong. Our societies health is not getting much better. Cancer and obesity are becoming increasingly prominent in our society. It might not be completely due to GMOs but we should be eating natural and not over processed food. The choice to eat foods without GMOs is a right! Good job Rachel!

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  22. fornand  August 19, 2013 at 9:08 am

    LOL! the funny “problem” what use for reasoning to grow GMO crap like plant to fight against bugs is simple stupid this way killing not just humans who eat that but the birds and bugs too. Why not see that. And to get rice with vitamin e lol lol lol for first there is a reason to not get vitamin e with rice, and fix the economy so kids dont die because of hunger.

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  23. frankbeifusart  August 19, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    we do have an option ,its called organic .so many points the girl did not raise. nature is a perfect system.one that man is not smart enough to tamper with. keven raised only one point about the usefulness of GMOs that was shot down by Rachel .nature is not aware of nor does it respect our man made monetary system .

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  24. [email protected]  August 20, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    You go Rachel! You owned this idiot! He just got a beat down in intellect by super bright 14 year old girl! Damn right we have the absolute right to know what we are eating. We should be able to make an educated purchases based on information that should be given to us! Monsanto must be in cohorts with the drug industry because their unnatural food is being linked with various health problems the drug industry could profit from. Population control is happening through our food. We need to wake up and smell the GMO coffee!

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  25. Lotus LiBelinda  August 22, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    DOnt forget the potential GMOs have on Mental Health Issues. with constant experimenting comes the Jeckle & Hide symptoms. Yes good can come of experimentation, but Not when it is Purely RUn by Money Grubbing Corprates.

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  26. Laura J  August 25, 2013 at 2:22 am

    Heirloom seeds have way more nutrients than any GMO could ever have…Kevin is disgusting and I hate him, ew!! He’s so rude and ignorant about this topic……..

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  27. Laura J  August 25, 2013 at 2:24 am

    Whatever let Kevin eat his GMOs and see what happens to him.

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  28. Peter  August 25, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    I wonder how much money Kevin has invested in GMO’s? Or Monsantos?

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  29. steve  August 28, 2013 at 6:18 am

    there are other methods of ending world hunger. Permaculture… google it

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  30. Justin  August 28, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    The worst part was his blatant plug for his own daughter’s film. Who’s the lobbyist?? I’m surprised he didn’t ask her to come onto Shark Tank too.

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  31. Incognito  October 8, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Kill some eat some! Sacred food is made in the foundation of life! You don’t need a community or company to have a dinner. Oldschool style….

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  32. Adam  October 13, 2013 at 5:48 am

    Rachel 1, Kevin 0. GMO is not about helping farmers, the poor, the starving, etc etc. It’s about making money….and GMO is a way of patenting the process of making money. Simple. Forget all the hyperbole about everything else, it’s all smoke and mirrors. MONEY….that’s it. I live in Australia, we grow our own food. We don’t buy GMO at all ,we dont buy any product made by any company with any association with any of the big 3 Monsanto, Du Pont, Syngenta. There are no bought chemicals in our home….we use lemons,vinegar and bi-carb. Vote with your feet and don’t buy products produced by any large companies. Here’s the litmus test. Ring that company, ask to get an appointment with the owner or director. If you can’t or are given the too bsuy/not here/what ever runaround, then it’s a fail. Don’t buy from them. If everyone stopped buying product off the shelf for a week, all the monsanto’s and du Pont’s would be gone by Monday….no sale, no business.

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