The So-Called Scientific "Consensus": Why the Debate on GMO Safety is Not Over
Food & Water Watchhttp://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/insight/so-called-scientific-consensus-why-debate-gmo-safety-not-over
Date Written: 2014-09-15
Publisher: Food & Water Watch
Year Published: 2014
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX19099
Biotechnology seed companies, aided by advocates from academia and the blogopsphere, are using their substantial resources to broadcast the myth of a "scientific consensus" on the safety of GMOs, asserting that the data is in and the debate is over. The public relations campaign, helped along by industry groups, has caught the attention of some of the most visible news outlets in the country, with biotech advocates portraying GMO critics as akin to climate change deniers, out of step with science.