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Are pro-GMO scientists corrupted by money?

| | September 10, 2018

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Do you watch “crime shows? It’s intrinsically satisfying to see the facts proven and the truth revealed. Phrases such as “unbiased evidence”, and “proven beyond a reasonable doubt” are appreciated and part of the modern psyche.

Many understand that reasoning in a criminal case, but refuse to apply the same reasoning to GMOs. The vast majority of the scientific community will attest to the safety of consuming GMOs, but only a little more than a third of the general populace agrees.

When confronted with the research data, rather than studying and verifying the credentials of the scientists, they would rather accuse them of being in cahoots with corporations that profit from GM products.

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I also dismiss any research that that smells of a financial agenda. I look instead for independent research from groups with unassailable credentials …. I strive to find a consensus among the unbiased scientific groups genuinely motivated to ascertain the facts about food safety. They eat too, and so do their children, and I don’t believe money bends the needle on the moral compass of the majority of the world’s scientific community.

So, when I say that there is no evidence of negative health effects from eating GMOs, and someone starts sending me links that say differently, I say this. You haven’t dug deeply enough.

Read full, original article: Proving the case for GMOs

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