• June 19, 2012
  • 3:45 pm
  • Reading the article and its comments section perfectly personifies the problems with scientific skepticism: it has less to do with GMO foods and more about how a reader’s own subjectivity must be satisfied (i.e. they have to be or feel right) before they can choose whether to read the report or not. Don’t even bring up the fact about actually eating—not interested!
theatlantic:

Debunking the Health Claims of Genetically Modified Foods

On the basis of this research, they argue that a large body of scientific and other authoritative evidence demonstrates that most claims for benefits of GM foods are not true. On the contrary, they say, the evidence presented in their report indicates that GM crops:
Are laboratory-made, using technology that is totally different from natural breeding methods, and pose different risks from non-GM crops
Can be toxic, allergenic or less nutritious than their natural counterparts
Are not adequately regulated to ensure safety
Do not increase yield potential
Do not reduce pesticide use but increase it
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