Keith Floor, who thoroughly deconstructed the uncritical reporting that accompanied the release of the now widely discredited Seralini GM maize study, is now tackling another case of uncritical reporting on GM technology. Over at Collide-a-Scape, he blogs on the coverage of a widely propagated Reuters article headlined, “Pesticide use ramping up as GMO crop technology backfires” that purports to debunk biotech supporters who claim that GM technology can reduce pesticide use. Many other news outlets blew it. As Deborah Blum pointed out at MIT’s Knight Science Journalism Tracker, it’s part of a disturbing pattern of sloppy, anti-GMO journalism.
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