Posts Tagged ‘herbicide’

From the Annals of the Science Wars: A Cautionary Tale

You’re a scientist who publishes research that suggests a certain product is harmful to the environment and public health. The company that makes the product disputes your findings and wages a campaign to sully your professional reputation. How do you respond? If you’re Tyrone Hayes, the Berkley biologist whose studies point to harmful impacts of…Continue Reading…

When Media Uncritically Cover Pseudoscience

Anti-biotech activists, like their fellow travelers in the anti-vaccine movement, are masters at pseudoscience. As I’ve previously discussed, the really clever GMO opponents put a veneer of science on their propaganda. One recent example that an anti-GMO website approvingly pointed to was so obviously absurd that I was sure it  would be ignored by media.