TED aligns with Monsanto, halting any talks about GMOs, ‘food as medicine’ or natural healing

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by Mike Adams – Natural News

Allow me to be the first to announce that TED is dead. Why? Because the group that organizes so-called “TED talks” has been thoroughly hijacked by corporate junk science and now openly rejects any talks about GMOs, food as medicine, or even the subject of how food can help prevent behavioral disorders in children. All these areas of discussion are now red-flagged from being presented on any TED stage.

This is openly admitted by TEDx itself in a little-known letter publicly published on December 7, 2012. Click here to view the letter.

In that letter, TED says that people who talk about GMOs are engaged in “pseudoscience.” Those who discuss the healing potential of foods are spreading “health hoaxes.”

The letter also advises TEDx organizers to, “reject bad science, pseudoscience and health hoaxes,” meaning anyone who talks about GMOs, “food as medicine” or similar topics.

The TED organization, incredibly, believes that food cannot be medicine and does not contain medicine. Perhaps someone should educate TED about resveratrol, curcumin, phycocyanins, polyphenols and ten thousand other chemicals created by plants that have medicinal functions in the human body. To deny this is to nearly admit you believe the Earth is flat and that the sun and stars revolve around our planet. It is a sure sign of a feeble mind that cannot grasp the very simple and readily evident idea that the human body evolved in an environment full of plants with beneficial physiological effects, including many medicinal effects.

Maybe someone should remind TED that nearly 25% of all prescription medicines are in some way derived from plants, including statin drugs. Drug companies expend enormous resources searching the world’s botanical treasures for amazing molecules that they can pirate from nature and alter in some way to make them patentable as a drug. Even the World Resources Institute readily admits this, while also reminding us that 80 percent of the world population still relies largely on plant-based medicine.

TED apparently thinks 80 percent of the world population is purely delusional, because obviously, as TED insists, real medicine can only come from pharmacological factories spewing out deadly chemicals, right?

TED falls in line with Monsanto: no talks that question GMOs will be allowed

It’s a sure sign that you’ve jumped into a circle of dogma when the very act of asking intelligent questions is no longer allowed. Any speakers who might ask questions about genetically engineered foods are strictly forbidden by TED. This makes TED a source of pseudoscience because it censors and silences any dissenting views that don’t align with Monsanto and the Frankenfoods biotech industry.

The TEDx letter mentioned above actually claims that anyone who questions the wisdom of genetically engineering food crops grown in open fields is a quack or a hoaxer.

Read the letter yourself. It reads as if it were written by someone with the intellectual capacity of an 8th grader — someone who is so naive that they still haven’t caught on to the fact that corporations routinely lie to the world by hijacking science to push their agenda of profit and domination. And it makes you wonder just how stupid TED thinks the public really is on the subject of GMOs. Even though 90% of the public believes GMOs should be labeled on foods, TED thinks anyone who dares talk about GMOs is spewing “pseudoscience.”

Does TED also think that spraying the world with glyphosate is a boon to mankind? Does TED even know what glyphosate is and how glyphosate causes cancer at concentrations of parts per billion?


479 Comments on TED aligns with Monsanto, halting any talks about GMOs, ‘food as medicine’ or natural healing

  1. Yes “the science delusion” seems like something science should get behind. People are dumb. They only know religion so the treat everything like it’s a bible. Science changes, it is a way of studying the world, not a firm perspective on something. If you act like religious nuts you will be at odds with reality and lose your battle. There is science backing arguments either way, but the amassed data will always tell the truth. Tell the guys who kept trying to prove the world was flat. Guess what, the truth came out because of methods based in science not in established tradition regardless of the powerful political and financial backing world was flat scientists received. Again, don’t shoot yourself in the foot. Dummies.

  2. The article is definitely VERY misleading, and needs to be rewritten. But if you do research on the TED organization, it’s no better than a fucking cult. Check this video out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hwLMBdnbXk Not to mention, they did ban Graham Hancock’s “War on Consciousness” talk and Rupert Sheldrake’s “The Science Delusion”. I read the letter, and highly disagree with how they put such a big emphasis on mainstream science, and the way they defend vaccines. Question everything, brothas.

  3. If they were interested in giving us good food then they would let nature do her job instead of trying to take over nothing they feed us now is much good for us they poison everything. this is not an attempt to do anything but push further control on to us.

  4. I lol at this, those trying to keep the corruption going are soooo losing,, thats why they pull this shit,, yes, they are taking some down with them on the sinking ship with their constant lies to the public, but those types that dont research on their own and only go by msm propaganda are becoming the minority and get in the way of making this a better planet to live on.. so good riddance let them follow groups like TED into the shit hole.. thats my thoughts..

    • If us all, being educated; remained objective, it would not matter that ‘TED Talks’ stated an objectionable argument. I NEVER expected to agree with their every speech EVER. So what, that makes us intelligent enough to disagree. Get over it. Carry on with your own analytical assessment & disagreement debates. In this case, they are wrong!

  5. You are hurting your own cause by attacking a group of people who believe in science, real science, unbiased science, which has been proving your cause. But being unbiased means you must question both sides of the story. If you believe in your way of life, don’t be so insecure.

    • As I stated earlier, us all, being educated; remain objective. Therefore, it would not matter that ‘TED Talks’ stated an objectionable argument. I NEVER expected to agree with their every speech EVER. So what, that makes us intelligent enough to disagree. Get over it. Carry on with your own analytical assessment & disagreement debates. In this case, to a certain point we agree they are wrong! However I love seedless grapes & fist size strawberries LOL

    • So unbiased, they banned Graham Hancock’s “War on Consciousness” talk and Rupert Sheldrake’s “The Science Delusion”. Most people would not have even heard of TED if it wasn’t for those guys.

  6. TED has not halted talks about GMO’s. They’ve red-flagged “bad science”. This UH post is therefore misleading and hurts our cause by eroding our credibility. If you scour these comments above and below you will see that those of us who’ve looked into this have a more balanced factual perspective.

  7. Honestly, you cannot be surprised by this can you? People worship money, and ted is no exception to that extent. The only thing we can do now is become aware of this and find another avenue for the outlet of information.

  8. It’s obvious to me that the letter has been interpreted with a bias. They say nothing of ‘halting any talks about GMO’s, ‘food as medicine’ or natural healing’. I think their list of prerequisites and warning signs is reasonable…how about producing talks that align with them and stop whining. And why can’t you? Are you even creating talks at all, or are you just here to pass on information that you happen to have opinions about. To be TRUE critical thinkers you must encourage your readers to be critical of you as well; to question your information, to demand to know ‘how’ you ‘know’ fact from opinion, to not just be swayed by fear…because, make no mistake, this site fear mongers too. And it promotes blind followers. If the methods are the same for both sides of a story…how can truth ever truly be revealed?

  9. Jacob, provide proof of those studies. Dr. Wakefield article was retracted from the Lancet, one of the most distinguished scientific journals in the world. I have worked with children in the autism spectrum and I have seen the horrors that these stories do to these children. I invited people to read the letter before following blindly what others post.

  10. Nathaniel, the story doesn’t state anywhere that Monsanto is influencing TED talkers. That’s a judgement of the author, just because the letter mentions GMO’s. Read the letter. Also, I despise Monsanto. TED is just advising about what anybody in the scientific world would advise.

  11. If youre confident about your own beliefs it shouldnt effect you. Why are you threatened. And for the others.. if theyre the ignorant type- theyre not likely watching TED talks. Let them educate themselves. People need to stop thinking theyre everyone elses God.

  12. Why boycott TED? People need to be smart about their education anyway. TED speakers have some good messages. Thats like abandonning a friend because they have a different opinion about food than you. Nope

  13. Bill Gates is too smart to just go along with this. I would love to believe they are trying to destroy this monster from the inside out. Think the movie “Independence Day” the had to destroy the host with a virus from the inside out. I plainly refuse to believe someone as brilliant as Bill Gates is in with Monsanto blindly.

  14. After reading most of these comments and losing faith in humanity, I believe its THIS PAGE I will be removing from facebook, thank you Underground Health for spreading lies. Instead of jumping on the extremist bandwagon maybe you should look into what rumors you’re spreading.

  15. Actually puri Puri Garcia-Serrablo dr Wakefield’s studies connecting the MMR vaccine to autism have been vidicated and 21 different independent studies have been replicated with the same clinical parameters true story look it up

  16. Did anyone actually research this before sharing it? It’s fools who believe everything they read that pass lies around that ruin our greatest achievements. You all are going to take one of the most successful attempts at giving a voice to those who don’t have a hand in the Press’ pocket and send it up in flames.

    Gossip rules, if it’s not nice, not useful, and you don’t know for sure it’s true, don’t pass it on.

  17. I would advise people to read the letter before screaming Bad TED. I respect what they’re trying to do. They want to keep away pseudoscience. Just like the fallacy that vaccines cause autism or that foods cure autism. There is a real danger in this ideas. They’re not banning, just establishing a protocol to avoid misinforming the public.

  18. For me highly influential groups like TED have a duty to drop biases. To compromise integrity for the love of money totally undermines the believability of any platforms they supposedly promote!! They have now lost my support, and I have no problem making this known.

  19. I agree that calling the TED talks bad, or not good, is a stretch considering the wealth of positive ideas that they share. Just because they shy away from the topics you want discussed does not make them bad people and I think it is a bit ignorant of you, and all those following this movement as I have been, to jump to such conclusions. I do not think that asking for thorough research is a bad thing. Yes I wish that they would be more open to the topic but just because they do not feel as strongly about this as you or I may, does not mean I am going to demonize an organization that has spread so much positive energy. I slightly resent that suggestion.

  20. While I am very saddened by hearing this, personally due to having recommended a Ted Talk to a family member suffering from MS, however some of what you are saying in your article is not accurate.
    You say “In that letter, TED says that people who talk about GMOs are engaged in “pseudoscience.” Those who discuss the healing potential of foods are spreading “health hoaxes.”” and “The letter also advises TEDx organizers to, “reject bad science, pseudoscience and health hoaxes,” meaning anyone who talks about GMOs, “food as medicine” or similar topics.”
    And the Ted letter does not say that actually. This letter can be taken in two ways, one yours (but personally I think you are jumping to conclusions and are falling victim to some of the mistakes that Ted them selves made here) but the other is of a call for caution and more checking of backgrounds. They never say that GMO topics are banned at any stage, in fact they specifically state that they are not banned. They just ask that people organising the talks do a bit more work. Yes they are targeting some areas more than others but depending on who the organiser is and what their agenda is it would be a good thing… or a bad thing

  21. I will not stay away from TED. But I will have a more critical attitude towards TED. When I saw a Ted-Youtube-video by former secretary of state Powell, I gave a honest comment about Powell as a politician. And a lot of others also gave their honest opinion on Powell as a politician. There probably wasn’t anyone who posted a positive comment on Powell.

  22. thank you TED!
    not a surprise natural news has to build a conspiracy around the fact that TED rejects “bad science, pseudoscience and health hoaxes”, since natural news is the main source for bad science, pseudoscience and health hoaxes based on conspiracy theories (and as i can see here, they’re ridiculously succesfull with it).

  23. THIS IS NOT TRUE!!! We cannot believe everything on Facebook and must do the research… I posted this article to then read the letter.. they never mention Monsanto or no taking on natural healing topics. They are using discretion and some topics however interesting and informative are not right for TED that is all.

  24. Thats so disappointing and disconcerting. Such excellent talks on TED – it would only add value and credibility to have talks on GMOs, food as medicine and natural healing. After all true transparency, debate and discussion is hearing all sides and letting the people decide.

  25. It’s scary, sad and disheartening to see people and groups totally go to the Dark Side and buy into Monsatan’s BS. whole companies and groups of ppl that I never would have believed. Selling their souls to the devil MonSatan. 🙁

  26. I just checked the page about ” science” and the level of demand they seem to have with genuine science about food and GMO. But what is amazing for this so clever and informed world even if bees are mentioned is the lack of debate about, within others, the secret talks about the TransPacific Parnership or the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Parnership or the renewable energies… how is it possible to miss so important points?

  27. Read TED’s published statement regarding this. It has NOT banned presentations about GMOs. The people who post for Underground Health are reckless, and do a disservice to not only it’s readership but also the organization’s reliability.

  28. I just read the guidelines Ted posted, and I don’t see it as all GMO talks are halted, just red flagged for further scrutiny. I would expect that and definitely want presenters to be vetted. Overall, if presenters have a scientific conclusion, but do not provide peer reviewed, scientific evidence to support their findings, then they are probably salespeople anyways and have something to gain from swaying my opinion. To clarify, I believe that GMOs will prove to be harmful and avoid them and any grains and seeds brought to us by the Devil Monsanto at all costs, and I expect evidence from any scientist presenting their case, no matter their position. thanks !

  29. When you read the actual letter its says: “Red flag topics:

    These are not “banned” topics by any means — but they are topics that tend to attract pseudo-scientists. If your speaker proposes a topic like this, use extra scrutiny. An expanding, depressing list follows:

    Food science, including:

    GMO food and anti-GMO foodists
    Food as medicine, especially to treat a specific condition: Autism and ADHD, especially causes of and cures for autism”

  30. They are actually referring to Dr Caldwell Esselstyne and his partner and Doctors like him . Dr Caldwell Esselstyne is a heart cardiologist who has made amazing videos with the proof that food is medicine and yes he has done TED talks. these are the people who prove Monsanto WRONG!!! They are the enemy. guess what FORKS OVER KNIVES and SICK FAT N NEARLY DEAD ” with Joe Movies and documentaries are what’s changing America and educating to learn how wrong the All American Diet not right.. This is making a dent in their lies and income form those lies. this is where its coming from. for those who care to reverse your disease and listen to these two movies. Peace to all ♥ below lease find one of the TED talks by Dr Caldwell Esselstyne. please watch.. in Peace Denise Lee Author
    http://howtogethealthy.com/index.php/tedxcambridge-caldwell-esselstyn-on-making-heart-attacks-history/

  31. This not quite true. The letter referenced says these topics are “red flags” and the organizers are to follow the guidelines for evaluating the presenter. Mike Adams does our No Monsanto movement no favors with his rather rabid inaccuracies. As much as I love him, and as much value as I have found on his site, I ALWAYS fact check him because he gets carried away in his enthusiasm.

  32. Is that what TED really said? Or did somebody get their toes stepped on? It seems “TED” was just saying to pay attention who you listen to. Going with “TED is Dead” seems a bit in the vain of “Conservative” propaganda slogans…like…”I Like Ike” I would just as soon ‘Burn Down Monsanto’ as the next guy but I don’t want to turn into a knee jerk hater.

  33. Here is the actual letter.http://blog.tedx.com/post/37405280671/a-letter-to-the-tedx-community-on-tedx-and-bad-science Sounds like they are trying to warn independent TEDxgroups to look out for folks trying to sell products etc. I understand keeping credibility standards high BUT my understanding is that TED talks are for the purpose of FREE EXPRESSION and sharing IDEAS. TED is not merely science, it is art, technology and any topic that an expert in their field wants to share. In this letter topics like healing touch and nutritional recovery from cancer are considered “psuedo-science” and thus “red flagged”. Sad.

    • “How could TED do this?” Well, actually, they DIDN’T. This article is incorrect.

      The author clearly DID NOT even read the actual letter issued by TED (published on December 7, 2012. Click here to view the letter http://blog.tedx.com/post/37405280671/a-letter-to-the-tedx-community-on-tedx-and-bad-science)

      As Connee Robertson Osh has noted in another comment here, TED continues to sponsor and promote talks and videos which challenge Monsanto as well as presenting other food-related issues.

      In effect, the title of this article is misleading at best, an outright lie at worst. In any case, the author, Mike Adams, has completely misunderstood or misread or actually intentionally twisted what TED actually said.

      Before you abandon TED, DO YOUR RESEARCH PEOPLE! That’s actually EXACTLY what the original letter from TED was advising all of its participants to do…

    • “How could TED do this?” Well, actually, they DIDN’T. This article is incorrect.

      The author clearly DID NOT even read the actual letter issued by TED (published on December 7, 2012. Click here to view the letter http://blog.tedx.com/post/37405280671/a-letter-to-the-tedx-community-on-tedx-and-bad-science)

      As Connee Robertson Osh has noted in another comment here, TED continues to sponsor and promote talks and videos which challenge Monsanto as well as presenting other food-related issues.

      In effect, the title of this article is misleading at best, an outright lie at worst. In any case, the author, Mike Adams, has completely misunderstood or misread or actually intentionally twisted what TED actually said.

      Before you abandon TED, DO YOUR RESEARCH PEOPLE! That’s actually EXACTLY what the original letter from TED was advising all of its participants to do.

    • “How could TED do this?” Well, actually, they DIDN’T. This article is incorrect.

      The author clearly DID NOT even read the actual letter issued by TED (published on December 7, 2012. Click here to view the letter http://blog.tedx.com/post/37405280671/a-letter-to-the-tedx-community-on-tedx-and-bad-science)

      As Connee Robertson Osh has noted in another comment here, TED continues to sponsor and promote talks and videos which challenge Monsanto as well as presenting other food-related issues.

      In effect, the title of this article is misleading at best, an outright lie at worst. In any case, the author, Mike Adams, has completely misunderstood or misread or actually intentionally twisted what TED actually said.

      Before you abandon TED, DO YOUR RESEARCH PEOPLE! That’s actually EXACTLY what the original letter from TED was advising all of its participants to do.

  34. “How could TED do this?” Well, actually, they DIDN’T. This article is incorrect.

    The author clearly DID NOT even read the actual letter issued by TED (published on December 7, 2012. Click here to view the letter http://blog.tedx.com/post/37405280671/a-letter-to-the-tedx-community-on-tedx-and-bad-science)

    As Connee Robertson Osh has noted in another comment here, TED continues to sponsor and promote talks and videos which challenge Monsanto as well as presenting other food-related issues.

    In effect, the title of this article is misleading at best, an outright lie at worst. In any case, the author, Mike Adams, has completely misunderstood or misread or actually intentionally twisted what TED actually said.

    Before you abandon TED, DO YOUR RESEARCH PEOPLE! That’s actually EXACTLY what the original letter from TED was advising all of its participants to do.

  35. I think Underground Health has taken that so-so/ sorta bad but NOT “banning” letter and run with it (in a bad way) and is purposely stirring things up / like propaganda …. Read the letter for yourself…. And make some of your own conclusions. It sounds like its more of a warning against previous talks that were on unfounded / later proven wrong ideas

    • Exactly, I so agree with you! Looking at most comments here it looks people didn’t even take the time to read the actual letter! What a shame! Ted doesn’t ban anything and nowhere in their letter can you read they don’t believe in the medicinal properties of food!

    • “How could TED do this?” Well, actually, they DIDN’T. This article is incorrect.

      The author clearly DID NOT even read the actual letter issued by TED (published on December 7, 2012. Click here to view the letter http://blog.tedx.com/post/37405280671/a-letter-to-the-tedx-community-on-tedx-and-bad-science)

      As Connee Robertson Osh has noted in another comment here, TED continues to sponsor and promote talks and videos which challenge Monsanto as well as presenting other food-related issues.

      In effect, the title of this article is misleading at best, an outright lie at worst. In any case, the author, Mike Adams, has completely misunderstood or misread or actually intentionally twisted what TED actually said.

      Before you abandon TED, DO YOUR RESEARCH PEOPLE! That’s actually EXACTLY what the original letter from TED was advising all of its participants to do.

  36. That letter is sad…food as medicine and alt health are “red flag” subjects?!?! Really TED??? Talks about GMOs aren’t banned, they’re just going to be under extra scrutiny now so they can catch any “pseudoscience”, which effectively bans them since they’re aren’t any long term studies

    • “How could TED do this?” Well, actually, they DIDN’T. This article is incorrect.

      The author clearly DID NOT even read the actual letter issued by TED (published on December 7, 2012. Click here to view the letter http://blog.tedx.com/post/37405280671/a-letter-to-the-tedx-community-on-tedx-and-bad-science)

      As Connee Robertson Osh has noted in another comment here, TED continues to sponsor and promote talks and videos which challenge Monsanto as well as presenting other food-related issues.

      In effect, the title of this article is misleading at best, an outright lie at worst. In any case, the author, Mike Adams, has completely misunderstood or misread or actually intentionally twisted what TED actually said.

      Before you abandon TED, DO YOUR RESEARCH PEOPLE! That’s actually EXACTLY what the original letter from TED was advising all of its participants to do.

    • “How could TED do this?” Well, actually, they DIDN’T. This article is incorrect.

      The author clearly DID NOT even read the actual letter issued by TED (published on December 7, 2012. Click here to view the letter http://blog.tedx.com/post/37405280671/a-letter-to-the-tedx-community-on-tedx-and-bad-science)

      As Connee Robertson Osh has noted in another comment here, TED continues to sponsor and promote talks and videos which challenge Monsanto as well as presenting other food-related issues.

      In effect, the title of this article is misleading at best, an outright lie at worst. In any case, the author, Mike Adams, has completely misunderstood or misread or actually intentionally twisted what TED actually said.

      Before you abandon TED, DO YOUR RESEARCH PEOPLE! That’s actually EXACTLY what the original letter from TED was advising all of its participants to do.

    • “How could TED do this?” Well, actually, they DIDN’T. This article is incorrect.

      The author clearly DID NOT even read the actual letter issued by TED (published on December 7, 2012. Click here to view the letter http://blog.tedx.com/post/37405280671/a-letter-to-the-tedx-community-on-tedx-and-bad-science)

      As Connee Robertson Osh has noted in another comment here, TED continues to sponsor and promote talks and videos which challenge Monsanto as well as presenting other food-related issues.

      In effect, the title of this article is misleading at best, an outright lie at worst. In any case, the author, Mike Adams, has completely misunderstood or misread or actually intentionally twisted what TED actually said.

      Before you abandon TED, DO YOUR RESEARCH PEOPLE! That’s actually EXACTLY what the original letter from TED was advising all of its participants to do.

    • “How could TED do this?” Well, actually, they DIDN’T. This article is incorrect.

      The author clearly DID NOT even read the actual letter issued by TED (published on December 7, 2012. Click here to view the letter http://blog.tedx.com/post/37405280671/a-letter-to-the-tedx-community-on-tedx-and-bad-science)

      As Connee Robertson Osh has noted in another comment here, TED continues to sponsor and promote talks and videos which challenge Monsanto as well as presenting other food-related issues.

      In effect, the title of this article is misleading at best, an outright lie at worst. In any case, the author, Mike Adams, has completely misunderstood or misread or actually intentionally twisted what TED actually said.

      Before you abandon TED, DO YOUR RESEARCH PEOPLE! That’s actually EXACTLY what the original letter from TED was advising all of its participants to do.

    • “How could TED do this?” Well, actually, they DIDN’T. This article is incorrect.

      The author clearly DID NOT even read the actual letter issued by TED (published on December 7, 2012. Click here to view the letter http://blog.tedx.com/post/37405280671/a-letter-to-the-tedx-community-on-tedx-and-bad-science)

      As Connee Robertson Osh has noted in another comment here, TED continues to sponsor and promote talks and videos which challenge Monsanto as well as presenting other food-related issues.

      In effect, the title of this article is misleading at best, an outright lie at worst. In any case, the author, Mike Adams, has completely misunderstood or misread or actually intentionally twisted what TED actually said.

      Before you abandon TED, DO YOUR RESEARCH PEOPLE! That’s actually EXACTLY what the original letter from TED was advising all of its participants to do.

    • “How could TED do this?” Well, actually, they DIDN’T. This article is incorrect.

      The author clearly DID NOT even read the actual letter issued by TED (published on December 7, 2012. Click here to view the letter http://blog.tedx.com/post/37405280671/a-letter-to-the-tedx-community-on-tedx-and-bad-science)

      As Connee Robertson Osh has noted in another comment here, TED continues to sponsor and promote talks and videos which challenge Monsanto as well as presenting other food-related issues.

      In effect, the title of this article is misleading at best, an outright lie at worst. In any case, the author, Mike Adams, has completely misunderstood or misread or actually intentionally twisted what TED actually said.

      Before you abandon TED, DO YOUR RESEARCH PEOPLE! That’s actually EXACTLY what the original letter from TED was advising all of its participants to do.

    • “How could TED do this?” Well, actually, they DIDN’T. This article is incorrect.

      The author clearly DID NOT even read the actual letter issued by TED (published on December 7, 2012. Click here to view the letter http://blog.tedx.com/post/37405280671/a-letter-to-the-tedx-community-on-tedx-and-bad-science)

      As Connee Robertson Osh has noted in another comment here, TED continues to sponsor and promote talks and videos which challenge Monsanto as well as presenting other food-related issues.

      In effect, the title of this article is misleading at best, an outright lie at worst. In any case, the author, Mike Adams, has completely misunderstood or misread or actually intentionally twisted what TED actually said.

      Before you abandon TED, DO YOUR RESEARCH PEOPLE! That’s actually EXACTLY what the original letter from TED was advising all of its participants to do.

    • “How could TED do this?” Well, actually, they DIDN’T. This article is incorrect.

      The author clearly DID NOT even read the actual letter issued by TED (published on December 7, 2012. Click here to view the letter http://blog.tedx.com/post/37405280671/a-letter-to-the-tedx-community-on-tedx-and-bad-science)

      As Connee Robertson Osh has noted in another comment here, TED continues to sponsor and promote talks and videos which challenge Monsanto as well as presenting other food-related issues.

      In effect, the title of this article is misleading at best, an outright lie at worst. In any case, the author, Mike Adams, has completely misunderstood or misread or actually intentionally twisted what TED actually said.

      Before you abandon TED, DO YOUR RESEARCH PEOPLE! That’s actually EXACTLY what the original letter from TED was advising all of its participants to do.

    • “How could TED do this?” Well, actually, they DIDN’T. This article is incorrect.

      The author clearly DID NOT even read the actual letter issued by TED (published on December 7, 2012. Click here to view the letter http://blog.tedx.com/post/37405280671/a-letter-to-the-tedx-community-on-tedx-and-bad-science)

      As Connee Robertson Osh has noted in another comment here, TED continues to sponsor and promote talks and videos which challenge Monsanto as well as presenting other food-related issues.

      In effect, the title of this article is misleading at best, an outright lie at worst. In any case, the author, Mike Adams, has completely misunderstood or misread or actually intentionally twisted what TED actually said.

      Before you abandon TED, DO YOUR RESEARCH PEOPLE! That’s actually EXACTLY what the original letter from TED was advising all of its participants to do.

    • “How could TED do this?” Well, actually, they DIDN’T. This article is incorrect.

      The author clearly DID NOT even read the actual letter issued by TED (published on December 7, 2012. Click here to view the letter http://blog.tedx.com/post/37405280671/a-letter-to-the-tedx-community-on-tedx-and-bad-science)

      As Connee Robertson Osh has noted in another comment here, TED continues to sponsor and promote talks and videos which challenge Monsanto as well as presenting other food-related issues.

      In effect, the title of this article is misleading at best, an outright lie at worst. In any case, the author, Mike Adams, has completely misunderstood or misread or actually intentionally twisted what TED actually said.

      Before you abandon TED, DO YOUR RESEARCH PEOPLE! That’s actually EXACTLY what the original letter from TED was advising all of its participants to do.

    • “How could TED do this?” Well, actually, they DIDN’T. This article is incorrect.

      The author clearly DID NOT even read the actual letter issued by TED (published on December 7, 2012. Click here to view the letter http://blog.tedx.com/post/37405280671/a-letter-to-the-tedx-community-on-tedx-and-bad-science)

      As Connee Robertson Osh has noted in another comment here, TED continues to sponsor and promote talks and videos which challenge Monsanto as well as presenting other food-related issues.

      In effect, the title of this article is misleading at best, an outright lie at worst. In any case, the author, Mike Adams, has completely misunderstood or misread or actually intentionally twisted what TED actually said.

      Before you abandon TED, DO YOUR RESEARCH PEOPLE! That’s actually EXACTLY what the original letter from TED was advising all of its participants to do.

    • “How could TED do this?” Well, actually, they DIDN’T. This article is incorrect.

      The author clearly DID NOT even read the actual letter issued by TED (published on December 7, 2012. Click here to view the letter http://blog.tedx.com/post/37405280671/a-letter-to-the-tedx-community-on-tedx-and-bad-science)

      As Connee Robertson Osh has noted in another comment here, TED continues to sponsor and promote talks and videos which challenge Monsanto as well as presenting other food-related issues.

      In effect, the title of this article is misleading at best, an outright lie at worst. In any case, the author, Mike Adams, has completely misunderstood or misread or actually intentionally twisted what TED actually said.

      Before you abandon TED, DO YOUR RESEARCH PEOPLE! That’s actually EXACTLY what the original letter from TED was advising all of its participants to do.

    • “How could TED do this?” Well, actually, they DIDN’T. This article is incorrect.

      The author clearly DID NOT even read the actual letter issued by TED (published on December 7, 2012. Click here to view the letter http://blog.tedx.com/post/37405280671/a-letter-to-the-tedx-community-on-tedx-and-bad-science)

      As Connee Robertson Osh has noted in another comment here, TED continues to sponsor and promote talks and videos which challenge Monsanto as well as presenting other food-related issues.

      In effect, the title of this article is misleading at best, an outright lie at worst. In any case, the author, Mike Adams, has completely misunderstood or misread or actually intentionally twisted what TED actually said.

      Before you abandon TED, DO YOUR RESEARCH PEOPLE! That’s actually EXACTLY what the original letter from TED was advising all of its participants to do.

    • “How could TED do this?” Well, actually, they DIDN’T. This article is incorrect.

      The author clearly DID NOT even read the actual letter issued by TED (published on December 7, 2012. Click here to view the letter http://blog.tedx.com/post/37405280671/a-letter-to-the-tedx-community-on-tedx-and-bad-science)

      As Connee Robertson Osh has noted in another comment here, TED continues to sponsor and promote talks and videos which challenge Monsanto as well as presenting other food-related issues.

      In effect, the title of this article is misleading at best, an outright lie at worst. In any case, the author, Mike Adams, has completely misunderstood or misread or actually intentionally twisted what TED actually said.

      Before you abandon TED, DO YOUR RESEARCH PEOPLE! That’s actually EXACTLY what the original letter from TED was advising all of its participants to do.

  37. THIS POST IS INACCURATE! The TED letter simply states: These are not “banned” topics by any means — but they are topics that tend to attract pseudo-scientists. If your speaker proposes a topic like this, use extra scrutiny.

  38. Still, making something “red flag” because “people are too stupid to argument intelligently” kindof sets the level for these socalled “TED” talks. consider me uninterested- why would i show up in a room full of morons?

  39. I am sorry, but this post is incorrectly interpreting the FACTS in the letter sent by TED to TEDx organizers. The letter simply seeks to confirm that speakers have been vetted to weed out people promoting ideas which have no basis in fact, ideas which have not been tested or have not had test methods and results reviewed by respected peers, etc. They only identify GMO’s and healing foods as topics that have in the past attracted people with strongly held convictions but no facts. I do think the letter goes a bit far, as not all TED talks are about hard science. If this rigorous vetting process were applied to all previous TED speakers I’m sure a fair number of them would fail the criteria.

  40. ffttt! TEDX isn’t above making bogus statements themselves.” While Andrew Wakefield was being investigated for his bogus claims to links between autism and vaccinations ( pays not to fuck off Big Pharma eh Dr Wakefield) thousands of children went unvaccinated and contracted deadly diseases”. Ummm REALLY?? I’m sure that would’ve ended up on TV since TV is owned by the ruling class along with their controlling shares in Big Pharma.

  41. this is bs! i subscribed to this to get health info not this mud slinging. so not true! i watch a lot of ted and i see no bias and lately these posts are bogus. maybe your admin need better comprehension skills or higher thinking skills. any more of this and i’m deleting.

  42. Sadly, I’m unsubscribing from this page. Life’s too short to read lies and half truths. If people would read the letter from TED, they would understand just what the concerns are. If you just read this slanderous headline and nothing else you’ll never know.

  43. i just read the article….does not say anything about aligning with monsanto or halting talks about gmo’s ect… i might be unsubscribing to underground health,,,i want truth to make my own mind up,,,not false statements to sway me….thanks greg durante for pointing this out…

  44. Yeah, Author Mike Adams, you really jumped to conclusions that I didn’t jump to when I read the Ted letter. Perhaps rereading and not just looking for a headline to incite would help your journalism.

  45. Sometimes I wonder if the writers from underground health need to take the foot off the drama seeking articles pedal. I’m deeply committed to organic, healthy living but you guys come across as a little OTT sometimes with your unsubstantiated, opinion based articles. If I were gullible and believed everything I read I might be tempted to run into a TED talk in a suicide bomber outfit… Get your facts straight before sending out such loaded headlines. We need a cool, calm and collected revolution – not drama soaked alarmism. In my opinion.

  46. READ THE SOURCE BEFORE WRITING OFF TED. According to the letter: “If your speaker proposes a topic like this, use extra scrutiny.”… and specifically cites the controversy over the “vaccines cause autism”-pushers. They’re completely exaggerating. All you’d need is your talk to be backed by empirical evidence. It’s perfectly reasonable.

  47. Wow, it’s unbelievable how so many of you are experts after only reading a title! Considering the fact that *if* you actually *read* the article and the letter from TED, you would know that they are only suggesting TED conferences use extra scrutiny when there is going to be a talk regarding GMOs, food, etc because they’re topics that “tend to attract pseudo-scientists.” The author of this article should be fired for slander, because this article is so outrageously exaggerated. It’s funny, because the TED letter is about watching out for bad science – this website’s article is bad science, and in bad faith. Monsanto is a terrible corporation and GMOs are certainly negatively affecting American health, but throwing TED under the bus for a misconstrued half of a sentence is ridiculous. Taken directly from the TED letter: “These are not “banned” topics by any means,” they’re “red flag topics” because (as this thread proves) when people see or hear anything in reference to food, GMOs, etc, they tend to throw their rational thinking out the window and jump in line with the rest of the sheep. And how ironic it is, that the author of this bogus article calls out whomever wrote the TED letter for being “naive” and “having the intellectual capacity of an 8th grader,” when he apparently does not know how to read and/or comprehend a letter. I hate myself for writing this, because I’m being *that guy,* but after seeing zero comments from people who actually read both articles, I couldn’t resist. Stop being sheep and reading headlines- read articles and journals that are peer-reviewed and support real science.

  48. I am increasingly turned off by the exaggerated claims from this “Underground Health” content provider. Here is a direct quote from the TED letter (note that there isn’t a word about banning the TALKS as UH claims here. Here’s the quote : “2. Red flag topics

    These are not “banned” topics by any means — but they are topics that tend to attract pseudo-scientists. If your speaker proposes a topic like this, use extra scrutiny. An expanding, depressing list follows:”

  49. Maybe the letter has been edited, but I don’t see anything that says GMO talks are banned. The letter I read says that GMO food topics and food science will be scrutinized because of pseudo-scientists that are trying to make a buck…..

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