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Geneticists take on Dr. Oz’s anti-science attack on GM foods

October 18, 2012

In a recent program, the Dr. Oz Show aired graphic images of tumor-riddled laboratory rats and charts implying associations with the use of biotechnology crops and alleged increases in human health issues ranging from ulcerative colitis to gastrointestinal disorders. Academic and science health experts, invited to appear on the program, informed the program producers that the graphics provided by Jeffrey Smith, a well known anti-GM campaigner, were based on discredited studies and had no medical relevance but were ignored.

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