|The Great Experiment: Genetically Modified Organisms, Scientific Integrity, and National Wellness
|STEPHAN A. SCHWARTZ, Columnist – Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing|
|In September 2012, pictures of seriously tumorous rats (Figure 1) went viral across the Internet, setting off passionate and acrimonious exchanges between proponents and opponents of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Charges and countercharges flew like verbal grapeshot across the various levels of the digital world and scientific media as each side tried to spin what these photos meant.
‘GMOs may be creating an entire generation of cancer victims who have a frighteningly heightened risk of growing massive mammary gland tumors caused by the consumption of GM foods. We are witnessing what may turn out to be the worst and most costly blunder in the history of western science: the mass poisoning of billions of people with a toxic food crop that was never properly tested in the first place,â€ wrote Mike Adams, an award-winning journalist specializing in health issues, in Op-Ed News.1
‘The researchers clearly seem to be …