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Corporate spin is to blame not a lack of understanding

A reply to “Average person is unable to distinguish between real science and pseudo science.”

It is obvious the author of the subject article of March 5 is very pro genetically engineered food, commonly referred to as GE or GMO food.  Is it that the average person is unable to distinguish between real or pseudo science or that the average person has a distrust of big biotech corporation funded science?

Biotech companies make the GE seeds and the science these big corporations fund has provided a veritable smorgasbord of pseudo science; studies that are found to be lacking in duration, studies that were stopped, studies with questionable guidelines and studies that were never peer reviewed or published.

And then there are big corporation data packages given to regulating agencies that are secret.

Do not blame the average person’s ability to understand real or pseudo science, blame the big biotech corporations’ actions and spin for the loss of trust of their science.

Alex Nicholl, BSc.

Campbell River

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