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A really funny, well done exposé on the problematic reporting of science by mainstream media.

Public vs. Scientists

Wide Differences Between the Public and Scientists on Safety of GM Foods; chart percentage of each group it is generally safe or unsafe to eat genetically modified foods: U.S. Adults 57 percent say generally unsafe 37% say generally safe, AAAS Scientists 11% say generally unsafe, 88% say generally safe. Chart: Public Largely Skeptical of Scientific Understanding of Health Effects; percent of U.S. adults saying that scientists have or do not have a clear understanding about the health effects of GM crops: 67 percent U.S. adults say that scientists are not clear, 28 percent say scientists have clear understanding. Survey of U.S. adults August 15-25, 2014 Question 38 and 39. AAAS scientists survey September 11-October 13 2014. Other responses and those saying don't know or giving no answer are not shown. Pew Research Center.

Pew Report investigates the differences of opinions between scientists and the general public. Interesting!