This is part of the book “Stéphane Foucart et les néonicotinoïdes. The World and disinformation 1“ where I show the journalist misinforms (= false or misleading statements) the reader. All quotes are translated (by me), except the ones marked between [ ] in the french version (french quotes are to numerous to be marked in this one).
A final important point is the idea that the ban on beet NNIs would be obvious. The author first constructs this idea on the context he has defined throughout his “work”:
- He recalls the consensus he invented, thus capitalizing on it (2.III.1. The reminder of the consensus).
- He uses the technique of sliding from the pragmatism to the hygienism to connect his theories with scientific elements and to support this idea of consensus (2.III.2. From pragmatic to hygienist).
- It relies on this fictitious consensus to heavily denigrate all disputes (2.III.3. Denigrate contradictions).
- This whole reasoning is made explicit and reinforced by the theorization of “biodiversity-skepticism” (by analogy to climatoscepticism) in a more recent non-corpus article (2.III.4. The explicit invention of consensus: “biodiversity-skepticism”).