There are rumors running around regarding the possibilty that Melania Trump banned Monsanto’s food products from her home because of their genetic modifications.
These rumors have officially been debunked by Snopes, a website whose sole purpose is to debunk myths and rumors.
In late May, websites first started to post reports about the First Lady, Melania Trump, banning all foods from her household that are associated with the company Monsanto.
This all started after Melania was quoted as saying, “Barron’s health has improved out of sight since we started eating organic, non-genetically modified food.”
From there, people took the leap to think that she banned all genetically modified food from her home.
Many of the quotes from that article that were attributed to Melania were actually from an article in a 2010 YES! magazine where the writer, April Davila, tried to eliminate Monsanto products from her home temporarily.
The original source for this claim was identified as a site called YourNewsWire.com which quotes Melania Trump expressing concern for her son, saying, “Barron’s health has improved out of sight since we started eating organic, non-genetically modified food.”
The piece goes on to say, “In the interests of her son Barron’s health – as well as her own – Melania decided to eliminate processed foods containing GM crops from her family home.”
However, Snopes has determined that the claim is officially “fake news” and that many of the quotes have, in fact, been traced to a 2010 article in Yes! Magazine where the writer, April Dávila, tried to temporarily eliminate Monsanto products from her family’s diet. YourNewsWire.com has previously been identified as a fake news source by major outlets like CBS News and the U.K. newspaper The Times.