Scientific Literature on GMOs
- 1 Prominent GMO Critics
- 1.1 Environmental claims
- 1.2 Health claims
- 1.2.1 Mike Adams (Natural News)
- 1.2.2 Mark Bittman
- 1.2.3 Thomas Bohn (Bøhn)
- 1.2.4 Judy Carman
- 1.2.5 Consumers Union
- 1.2.6 Z El-Shamei
- 1.2.7 ENSSER (European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility)
- 1.2.8 Vani Hari (Food Babe)
- 1.2.9 Don Huber
- 1.2.10 Samuel Leblanc & Aziz Aris
- 1.2.11 Manuela Malatesta
- 1.2.12 Joseph Mercola
- 1.2.13 Belin Mezzomo
- 1.2.14 Arpad Pusztai
- 1.2.15 Stephanie Seneff
- 1.2.16 Gilles-Eric Seralini (Séralini)
- 1.2.17 Jeffrey Smith (Institute for Responsible Technology)
- 1.2.18 Sándor Spisák
- 1.2.19 Siriporn Thongprakaisang
- 1.3 Socioeconomic Claims
- 1.4 Multiple Claims
- 2 Prominent GMO Advocates
- 3 ToDo
Prominent GMO Critics
chief scientist of the Organic Center in Oregon, wrote a much-quoted paper claiming that transgenic crops increase pesticide use.
has released several popular-level reports critical of transgenics.
researched the potential for monarch butterfly caterpillars to be harmed by transgenic Bt-expressing pollen.
a respected scientist and science communicator until his retirement in 2001, has not done any GM-related research but has made public statements against GM foods.
an economist interested in the Precautionary Principle.
best known for their report, "Failure to Yield".
researched mineral uptake in Roundup Ready plants.
Mike Adams (Natural News)
the "Health Ranger", runs a website dedicated to alternative medicine and conspiracy theories.
food journalist and NY Times columnist, has written several anti-GM articles.
Thomas Bohn (Bøhn)
wrote a paper claiming glyphosate contamination of GM soybeans.
wrote a study claiming that GM feed was harmful to pigs.
publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, which has recently come out as anti-GM.
wrote a paper describing minor cellular-level differences in rats fed GM feed.
ENSSER (European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility)
best known for their statement on a lack of scientific consensus for GM safety.
Vani Hari (Food Babe)
has a popular blog questioning the safety of GM products and many other standard food practices.
claims to have isolated a new pathogen associated with glyphosate, but refuses to publish or allow other scientists access to it.
claimed to have found Bt toxin in pregnant women and in fetuses.
claimed to have found cellular-level differences in mice fed GE soy.
an alternative-medicine web entrepreneur, who has received multiple warning letters from the FDA for his questionable health advice.
was popularly portrayed as having shown that Bt toxin causes leukemia.
was portrayed as having shown that GE potatoes have mysterious harmful effects not linked to the proteins they produce.
an anti-vaccine activist that blames glyphosate for "most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet."
has written many anti-GM papers. His most famous one involved photographing rats with huge tumors.
Jeffrey Smith (Institute for Responsible Technology)
most famous for "Seeds of Deception" and "Genetic Roulette"
did not actually study transgenics, but has been used by anti-GMO activists because he is believed to have found that DNA from our food can wind up in our bloodstream.
researched a possible link between glyphosate and breast cancer.
of the Center for Food Safety, wrote a paper on regulation of transgenics.
is an organization that publishes many anti-GM works and promotes conspiratorial origins for pro-GM organizations.
a public figure who promotes the Indian farmer suicide myth and the "Terminator gene" myth.
John Fagan (Earth Open Source)
best known for the book "GMO Myths and Truths".
Mae-Wan Ho (Institute of Science in Society, ISIS)
most famous for the "800+ scientists against GMOs" letter, but has written several other anti-GM pieces.
Henry Rowlands (Sustainable Pulse, GMO Evidence, GMO Seralini, GMO Carman, Global GMO Free Coalition, GM Watch)
is primarily known for running anti-GM websites.
a retired plant and animal scientist, who has not performed original research on GE organisms but is best known for his TED talk about them.
Prominent GMO Advocates
Earth Open Source
- Jon Entine 'Michael Pollan Promotes 'Denialist' Anti-GMO Junk Science, Says He Manipulates New York Times' Editors'
Organic Consumers Association
Food and Water watch
Environmental Working Group
Center for Food Safety