Italian research group subject of data fabrication probe

A scandal is erupting that threatens to undermine claims of extraordinary risk from genetically engineered crops. An Italian research group run by Professor Federico Infascelli at the University of Naples "Federico II" has just had a peer-reviewed paper forcibly retracted…

Rogue Wheat Now Found in 127 Countries!

Written by Steve Savage Rogue wheat is growing in wheat fields in 127 countries around the world! Should consumers be concerned? Ok, I'm indulging in a poor imitation of the emotive language common in sensational writings about food issues. What…

Counting The Cost of the Anti-GMO Movement

Written by Steve Savage Last week, environmentalist Mark Lynas presented an articulate and painfully honest apology for his significant role in starting the anti-GMO movement in the 1990s.  He said that it was the most successful campaign in which he has ever…

Can the Damage from Agenda-driven Junk Science be Undone?

Written by Steve Savage Unfortunately, junk science can be generated by people with agendas, and the editorial process does not always prevent it from getting the undeserved legitimacy of publication.  In extreme cases the legitimate scientific community responds, but can…

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