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The media have stoked irrational distrust of science in many fields over the years, from vaccines to climate change. But today, such fear mongering is most evident in the coverage of genetically modified foods, with many journalists turning people against them, according to freelance journalist Keith Kloor.
At Collide-a-Scape, his blog for Discover magazine, and elsewhere, Kloor has made a beat out of policing bad journalism related to GMOs. In the last couple of months alone, he’s taken on some of the biggest names in the media for spouting nonsense about their alleged dangers despite the fact that scientific authorities from AAAS to the World Health Organization have vouched for their safety.
Read the original article in its entirety here: Crop Cop — Keith Kloor makes a beat out of policing frightful coverage of GMOs