When scientific consensus meets GMOs

The information on a scientific consensus is easy enough to find, but for the topic of GMOs it is in multiple places, and more often than not, misinformation comes up first on Internet searches. Microbiologist Richard Green offers a piece that introduces the concept of a ‘scientific consensus’ as scientists know it, and a resource of assembled data on the GMO debate.

A scientific consensus indicates that scientists have stopped arguing among themselves. It doesn’t mean complete unanimity; there will always be people who deny the consensus for various reasons. If you are motivated, it is easy to deny a consensus. You can rally around a single study or cherry pick results. The most straightforward way to know the consensus on a topic is to review what respected scientific, medical, and regulatory organizations have determined.

Let the experts be your guide.

Read the full, original article: Richard Green on the Scientific Consensus and GMOs

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