GM ‘toxic gene’ headlines are grossly inaccurate

| January 25, 2013 |

The following is an excerpt. 

recent paper in the journal GM Crops and Food has generated an outsized splash in the press, particularly in biotechnology-averse Europe. Apparently the genetically modified food crops that hundreds of millions of people around the world have been eating without incident for more than a decade are in fact horribly toxic. But it turns out that the research that triggered this alarm proves no such thing. How did an arcane scientific finding get turned into a completely incorrect, apocalyptic headline? Let’s dig into it like scientifically educated journalists.

Read the full post here: Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad ORF?