January 17, 2012

Paranoia Over Genetically Modified Food

Emily Willingham, Slate


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Were you among the thousands who saw last week's Atlantic piece on “The Very Real Danger of Genetically Modified Foods”? Food writer Ari LeVaux sought to use recent research findings on the biology of digesting plant materials to argue for an overhaul of regulations for genetically modified (GM) food in the United States. The scientific missteps in his article and nonexistent link between the study he cites and any specific danger from GM foods led a number of science writers to Read Full Article ››


TAGGED: Anti-science, Genetically Modified Crops, Genetically Modified Organisms, Genetically Modified Food, Paranoia

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