Critics Are Lying: GMO Food Is Safe

Slate writer takes an in-depth look
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 15, 2015 12:49 PM CDT
Critics Are Lying: GMO Food Is Safe
Many people look for "non GMO" labels, but is it necessary?   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Judging by public perception, genetically modified food is an unnatural abomination being forced on us by evil corporate giants. People are afraid this "frankenfood" will kill them, which is why chains such as Chipotle and products such as Cheerios are going GMO-free. The problem with all this is that study after study has concluded that GMO food is perfectly safe, and groups ranging from the World Health Organization to the American Medical Association give it a thumb's up. At Slate, William Saletan has conducted his own investigation—and he thinks GMO critics aren't just wrong, they're often lying.

Yes, the issue is complicated, "but the deeper you dig, the more fraud you find in the case against GMOs," he writes. "It’s full of errors, fallacies, misconceptions, misrepresentations, and lies. The people who tell you that Monsanto is hiding the truth are themselves hiding evidence that their own allegations about GMOs are false. They’re counting on you to feel overwhelmed by the science and to accept, as a gut presumption, their message of distrust." Click to read the results of his investigation. (More GMO stories.)

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