31 Dec '12, 9am

The GM lobby and its 'seven sins against science' - News - The Ecologist

The GM lobby and its 'seven sins against science' - News - The Ecologist

The pro-GM lobby and the media treat these claims as if they are science, but none of them are based on scientific evidence. They are opinions, not science, often expressed by companies or scientists with a strong financial interest in seeing them treated To summarise: first, the pro-GM lobby has deliberately conflated opposition to particular commercial products, GM crops, with opposition to science. Second, the pro-GM lobby has failed to acknowledge our growing understanding of the complexity of gene expression. They have ignored new developments in science which have added complexity and uncertainty to what they initially assumed was a simple process. Third, the pro-GM lobby invented and interpreted the pseudo-scientific and anti-scientific concept of substantial equivalence, and then defended it as if it had some scientific merit, which it does not. Fourth, the pro-GM ...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1745491/th...

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