A dubious paper making unsupportable claims of dangers from GM corn and the herbicide Roundup, retracted by the original publisher, has been republished by the authors. Scientists continue to reject it for numerous flaws in the study design and experimentation.
The Truth about GMOs, Labeling and Food
Crops and foods improved through biotechnology have helped to improve farmers’ lives and livelihoods, reduce hunger, lower the cost of food production and increase food access across the globe. Efforts to reduce access to GMOS are based on ideology and self-interest, not on an objective review of the science.
Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, pushes indefensible policies and health quackpottery. Straight shooting science journalist Jon Entine shines some light into dark places, and Adams goes ugly. So why, again, should anybody take his policy prescriptions seriously? Time to bring back ostracism?
Consumers Union Makes False Claims Against the Safety of Genetically Modified Foods Based On Ideology Not Science
Consumers Union supports proposed state legislation to mandate labels stigmatizing foods derived from crops improved through biotechnology. They advance a number of arguments to support the proposals, each of which is contradicted by facts, data and experience. We take a closer look.
Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law: What it Really Means for Consumers
By substantial majorities, the Vermont legislature recently passed a bill to require labels on “genetically modified” foods. Gov. Peter Shumlin signed it into law on May 8. What is this all about? Spoiler alert: It’s not about safety, it’s not about choice, and it’s not about transparency. It’s about special interests abusing the power of the state to promote their ideology at the expense of safe food, more sustainable agriculture and lower prices.
Points to Consider Regarding Agriculture and Biotechnology
Public discussions surrounding genetically modified foods and their impact on society and policy are often dominated by hyperbole and misinformation that hampers legitimate debate. To provide a clearer picture of the facts surrounding biotechnology and agriculture, ITIF presents a series of Points to Consider memos which analyze specific public statements surrounding GMOs, their accuracy and the implications for public policy.