Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Who's war on science?

"I would avoid them. I would avoid them until there's more science that actually, you know, really says if it's safe or not. Right now there's a lot of contradictory information out there as to whether it's safe or it's not safe."

Sounds a lot like a republican complaining about some climate change policy, but in fact its a food activist in California campaigning against genetically modified (GMO) food. The NPR article points out (citing Michael Pollan of all people) that the scientific consensus is in fact that GMOs are safe.

Yes conservatives often find it convenient to ignore scientific consensus when it suits their purposes. but there are plenty of examples of liberals doing the same thing.
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