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GM Myths

Why are stories about GM "miracles" lapped up so uncritically by the media and why does non-GM research into solving exactly the same kind of problems seem to get minimal if any reporting, even though it is far more successful? We look at some classic examples of how GM's often exaggerated crisis narratives and hyped silver bullet solutions successfully grab media attention. We also look at how even when these claims turn out to be completely bogus, it attracts little if any attention, and how some failed GM projects, or successful crop developments that have nothing to do with GM, even get passed off as big GM successes!

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TitlePublished Date
GM Myths introduction06 June 2009
"Millions served" - the GM sweet potato09 June 2009
"Saving lives and limbs with a (GM) weed" 07 June 2009
"Only GM can save the banana"24 June 2009
GM cassava "our only hope"20 June 2009
Golden Rice "could save a million kids a year"07 June 2009
"Purple tomato can beat cancer"06 June 2009
Super-sized cassava "could help alleviate hunger"23 June 2009