Anti-GMO activists petition Neil deGrasse Tyson to stop speaking scientifically about GMOs

| August 13, 2014
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I was grateful when Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson accidentally stepped in science’s ripest dookie — anti-GMO pseudoscience. He’s getting to experience first hand what it is like to be a scientist trying to communicate sound science with the most rabid bunch of clueless know-it-alls ever amassed under a single banner. However, far be it from the anti-GMO movement to accept scientific facts. To them, Tyson is a sellout to corporate seed greed, a Monsanto Collaborator, and probably someone that Mike Adams wants dead.

I wrapped up my Saturday science day and opened the browser only to find this gem: It is a petition — that’s right, a petition, to tell deGrasse Tyson to not tell people to “chill out” about GM foods. A petition. A device usually used to invite a change in policy, here it is being used to coerce a scientist out of speaking, well, scientifically.

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Read the full, original article: DeGrasse is not always greener in the other science

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