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Viewpoint: GMOs pose ‘systemic threat to humanity’? Debunking Nassim Taleb’s apocalyptic assault on crop biotech

Nassim Taleb is a statistician and financial risk analyst. As interesting as his observations about the uncertain risk of large ...
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Using Freedom of Information Act to target biotech scientists boomerangs against anti-GMO activists

Teacher Stephan Neidenbach reflects on his experiences using--and being targeted by—Freedom of Information Act requests, the technique commandeered by US ...
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Facebook bows to anti-science activists, shuts down ‘We Love GMOs and Vaccines’

Popular anti-quack website shut down by Facebook after protests from quacks ...
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Nassim Taleb calls Reason’s Ronald Bailey an ‘idiot’ after backing out of GMO debate

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . [A]nti-GMO alarmist ...
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Nassim Taleb ducks out of debate on GMO safety

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Nassim Taleb. . . NYU ...
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Nassim Nicholas Taleb now pro-homeopathy as well as anti-GMO

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Author and statistician Nassim Nicholas ...
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Viewpoint: The world’s dumbest chef makes a hash of science

This article originally ran at Forbes and has been republished here with permission of the author. I’ve had it with ...
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Nassim Taleb’s Precautionary Principle nonsense and warped “GMO” pseudo-category

Expertise in economic, statistics and stock market risk does not translate into competent analysis about biotechnology and food ...

Logic for using precautionary principle with GMOs faulty

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A working paper coauthored ...
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Georgia’s Wayne Parrott: ‘Time to end transparency double-standard targeting biotech scientists’

I have long been a firm believer that any public scientist who cannot explain, defend and justify his/her work to ...
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Anti-GMO myth busted—We’re not losing plant genetic diversity after all

Anti-GMO activists and even some science publications claim GMOs are accelerating the trend toward a drastic loss in biodiversity. They ...
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Nassim Taleb escalates ‘boorish attacks’ on GMO science supporters

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Communicating science to lay ...

Out of his depth, Nassim Taleb bungles risk assessment of GMOs

In a July 13 commentary in the New York Times, financial gurus Mark Spitznagel and Nassim Taleb, neither of whom boasts any ...
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With Will Saletan’s Slate takedown of anti-GMOers, liberal debate about GMO benefits now over

Slate's subtitle says it all: "The war against genetically modified organisms is full of fearmongering, errors, and fraud. Labeling them ...
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Black Swan author Nassim Taleb claims GMOs could lead to eco-disaster

Before the crisis that started in 2007, both of us believed that the financial system was fragile and unsustainable, contrary ...
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Nassim Taleb is wrong: Black Swan more likely for non-GMO food than GM varieties

Much has been written about Nassim Taleb's coauthored paper arguing that the precautionary principle dictates that we should avoid GMOs because of ...
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Nassim Taleb’s disastrously naive GMO disaster scenario

Nassim Taleb, author of "The Black Swan" and other books, and his co-authors on a recent working paper suggest that we ...
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Nassim Taleb is right: Supporters of genetically modified foods ignore uncertainties

How can so many smart people, including many scientists, be so sure that there's nothing to worry about genetically modified ...

David Ropeik views Nassim Taleb’s odd views on GMOs through a precautionary lens

David Ropeik, an internationally respected expert on risk, has been going head-to-head with 'black swan' proponent Nassim Taleb over Taleb's ...
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Is Nassim Taleb a “dangerous imbecile” or on the pay of anti-GMO activists?

Even Nassim Taleb's friends call him a "vulgar, bombastic windbag". Now he's becoming one of the new faces of the ...
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Ecocide hysteria: Nassim Taleb may be risk expert but doesn’t understand science of GMOs

Nassim Taleb, one of my favorite authors and thought donors alive today, is making my efforts to spread knowledge about ...

Black Swan author’s paper on precautionary GM food risks indulges in “fear mongering”

Recently, a paper on the precautionary principle in relation to genetically modified foods has been making rounds in the anti-GMO social media ...
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Black Swan author Nassim Taleb warns of unpredictable dangers from GMOs

New York University professor Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan, which many believe foreshadowed the events leading up to the Great ...