The Trouble with Dr. Oz by Michael Specter in the New Yorker Magazine.
I am compelled to again voice my concerns regarding the potential violation by Dr. Oz of medical ethics and high risk of misrepresentation of human health information by the Dr. Oz Show with regard to GMOs.
Maybe we have reached a turning point where the media will finally realize that they have been played for years by expert professional con-men. Not only was there never any plausible scientific reason to believe that genetically engineered crops posed risks any different from other crops, but hundreds of risk-assessment experiments and vast cultivation and consumption of them provides a high level of confidence about their safety and usefulness.
AcademicsReview.org launches with point-by-point analysis of Jeffrey Smith’s claims against GM foods and genetic engineering, holding each up to peer-reviewed, international science. The founders, two professors from the United States and Australia, invite other scientists to join the mission.
Jeffrey Smith has gained fame for claiming biotech foods are dangerous, but none of his claims are based on sound science. Smith has no discernible scientific training yet makes 65 such claims in his book Genetic Roulette. Click here for a point-by-point response based on peer-reviewed science.