Media manipulation by anti-GM scientists and NGOs

| September 24, 2012
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The controversial study purportedly documenting the dangers of GM corn continues to come under fire–not from industry critics but from scientists and journalists, many associated with the political left. The latest salvo was fired by Knight’s Deborah Blum, who summarizes the overwhelming view the “the study authors appear to have practiced some very questionable science and some – and cynical – manipulation of the science media. As a result, the first accounts of the study enjoyed an uncritical ride in activist circles, only later to be followed by savage critiques from independent scientists and journalists.

View the original article here: MIT’s Knight Science Foundation examines media manipulation by anti-GM scientists and NGOs

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