Hi Kacey, I’ve been a victim of a similar hit piece, financed by OCA. That’s why this is so familiar. OCA and their front groups target scientists and companies they don’t like, and then construct false information about them that is handed to a reporter. They then post it to cash a check or as part of the smear campaign. Other times they just don’t do due diligence. Strom could have reached out to any analytical chemist and they would have told her that this is not how we report these data and not how science should be presented at the public interface. She should report on published work, not be the publisher. And as a scientist, I did consider the data. It falls into a popular category of “glyphosate in my _____”, a set of articles you can find everywhere online where the claim is made of detection where there really is none, or levels are so low they don’t matter. This was an organized hit on Ben and Jerry’s for not capitulating to activist demands. Extortion 101. Thanks, happy Friday.

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