A post on Twitter claims that cancer is now the leading cause of death among children in the US, that the rates of pediatric cancer are increasing and that this is because of GMOs.
The fact that making GMOs is not inherently dangerous does not mean that every GMO is automatically safe.
All animals live in a microbe rich environment, with immense numbers of bacteria, archaea, fungi and other eukaryotic microbes living in, on and around them.
There’s a deeply flawed, but widely held, belief that all changes to DNA must be adaptive.
Peer review is ostensibly one of the central pillars of modern science. A paper is not taken seriously by other scientists unless it is published in a “peer reviewed” journal.
“Scientific publishing is an enterprise handled by scientists for scientists, which can be fixed by scientists.” — Leslie Vosshall
Most tellings of scientific history glorify the ideal of the suffering, unrecognized genius–and also reveal the the destructive influence this myth can have on people who fancy themselves this kind of scientific martyr.
Science writers play a very important role as honest interpreters of science for the public. It’s important they present science history accurately.
There is no compelling evidence of any harm arising from eating GMOs, and a diverse and convincing body of research demonstrating that GMOs are safe. But rather than reckon with this reality, anti-GMO campaigners have joined their climate-change denying brethren, and launched an agressive war on science.
The search for scientific proof about Jesus.