5 Shocking Facts About GMOs. I Can’t Believe #3 Is Real. – Viance Nutrition

Citation

Evidence Type: Blog Post (Pro Science)
5 Shocking Facts About GMOs. I Can’t Believe #3 Is Real. Viance, July 14, 2014 - blog.viance.com/news/5-shocking-facts-gmos-cant-believe-3-real Score: 0.0/0.0

Discussion

A repetition of many of the usual antiGMO tropes. A debunking of the article can be found at [Evidence Link Not Found]

Strengths/Weaknesses

Conclusions

Strength/Weakness 1

Strong weakness: Adequate Sample Size

The article barely provides any references


Strength/Weakness 2

Strong weakness: Demonstrable Bias

Given the authors inability to support (or even desire to support) their arguments it would appear that they are operating based on emotion rather than from a point of logic


Conclusion 1

The article discusses various aspects of the safety of GMO crops, yet does nothing to support the claims that are made.


Conclusion 2

The article claims GMO crops are responsible for a rise in food allergies, yet provides no evidence beyond the statement of a correlation (which itself they do not provide any evidence for) to support the claim.


Conclusion 3

The article claims that GMOs are responsible for a rise in autism diagnoses, yet provide no evidence to support the claim


Conclusion 4

The article claims that GMOs are responsible for a reduction in fertility and for causing reproductive issues, yet does absolutely nothing to substantiate the claim


Conclusion 5

The article says that GMOs cause digestion problems and gut issues, yet (surprise surprise) provide no evidence to support the claim once more.


Conclusion 6

The article claims that GMO crops are responsible for increased pesticide usage. Is anyone surprised it is without any evidence at this point?


Conclusion 7

The article claims GMO crops result in weeds resistant to particular pesticides, while ignoring that the same is true of any pesticide ever


Conclusion 8

This article actually backs up one of its claims for once! That's lovely. Unfortunately for the article however their language is far from damning of GMO crops if the best they can manage is "in some instances, they have been out-yielded by their non-GMO counterparts". Their argument is even less relevant when we consider no GMO crops have been made specifically to enhance crop yeild.


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