Are GMO producers engaged in a ‘tobacco science’-like coverup?

| | December 5, 2016
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One of the popular slogans of anti-GMO protesters has been that there is a “cover-up” going on by GMO seed companies about the actual harm of GMO crops, just like the kind of cover-up that Big Tobacco carried out for 40 years on the dangers of smoking.

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In the case of tobacco companies, the cover-up was clear, because independent research had established and continued to establish the dangers of smoking … while at the same time, tobacco sponsored research was attempting to suggest alternate explanations for the observed diseases….

cozhka8ueaixjd8By contrast, there are not really any credible studies … showing any damage to animals (or people) from any current transgenic crop. There is no sign of any coverup of evidence … because no negative results have been found. Nor are there conflicting conclusions presented by independent studies versus industry funded studies.

Consequently, there is no analogy between the near-criminal behavior of the tobacco companies and the relatively open research environment in which transgenic crops have been developed. There just doesn’t seem to be any evidence of a conspiracy.

The only evidence we find of mendacity and conspiracy is in Seralini’s and Carman’s papers, which have been found to be wanting of solid, believable science.

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