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Sunday, May 27, 2012

New York Times: ‘GM Foods Are Safe! We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Labels!’

Well, it’s not an opinion piece (I mean, it’s not categorized that way by the editors), but that’s basically what the Times is saying in this article, which at every turn attempts to downplay the dangers of genetically modified foods and characterize calls for requiring that GM foods be labeled as such as paranoid and unnecessary, perhaps even harmful. There’s nothing wrong with GM foods, and they might even be good for you, the Times would have readers conclude, but labeling foods as such could be a bad thing....Notice how the Times gives weight to “many scientists” who say GM foods “pose no danger” but none to those who say they very well might, the existence of whom is tacitly acknowledged in the Times’s own wording.
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Jeremy R. Hammond 

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