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Righteous condemnation of ‘anti-science’ bias won’t change minds of GMO critics

| | September 26, 2013

The ABC recently reported that 400 people in the Philippines trampled vitamin-enriched “golden rice” trial crops because of fears to human health and biodiversity. A Greenpeace representative in Manila was quoted as saying they will not be apologising.

It’s very easy to see this as the mindless actions of ill-informed ideologues and anti-science luddites. And make no mistake, I am appalled by what they did, just as I was when it happened at a CSIRO lab in Canberra in 2011.

But as my rage subsided, my brain came back online.

Read the full, original story here: “To change anti-scienceactivists’ minds, go beyond science”

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