Why did AAAS scientists disagree with health professionals on GMO safety?
GMO Free USA questions the findings of a survey that found 88% of scientists polled thought GM foods were safe
A Pew survey earlier this year found that 88% of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) scientists say GM foods are generally safe to eat. In contrast a majority – 57% – of the general public says that GM foods are generally unsafe to eat, with only 37% saying such foods are safe.
GMO proponents have trumpeted these findings as a sign that the public have got it wrong on GM crops and scientists have got it right.
But GMO Free USA has an entirely different take on the Pew survey. In a masterly analysis, the group shows that on the subject of GMO food safety, the AAAS scientists are out of step with health professionals and that it is people who oppose GMO labelling who are “anti-science”.
This is an article with a delayed fuse: it’s well worth reading to the end.