When hysteria about GMOs takes root

The following is an edited excerpt.

A homeopath (which means that she’s reality-challenged to begin with), [Heidi Stevenson has] produced some of the most hilariously off-base, pseudoscientific, and downright antiscientific articles I’ve ever seen. So when I saw that she wrote an article in which she claimed that genetically modified wheat may damage human genetics permanently, I couldn’t resist.

Stevenson prefaces her article with this scary paragraph:

The Australian government, in the form of its science research arm, is joining Agribusiness profiteering by designing a GM wheat that could kill people who eat it & be inherited by their children.

Scared yet? Does Stevenson have your attention? Who are these nefarious scientists, and why would they want to make genetically modified wheat that would do these things? They wouldn’t, of course, but, like the Frankenstein that anti-GMO activists think scientists are, it’s a matter of messing with nature resulting in unintended consequences.

Read the full article here: Better late than never: When hysteria about GMOs takes root

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