The Genetic Literacy Project is a popular science news website. A diverse set of articles and viewpoints are presented, with original articles and news aggregated from the internet. Over the last decade the website as been accused of simply being a “front” for the seed industry, even though there is no such tie to these businesses. Such accusations are levied by websites and NGOs that reject the science presented. A recent expose’ in the Genetic Literacy Project analyzed the organizations and their funding. It turns out that the organizations that criticize the science have intricate direct links to each other, as well as to law firms that have associations with Scientology. The take home message is that the disinformation these groups present is echoed by the other related “disinformation feedback loops” multiple presentations in the media that appear to be independent, but are all part of a connected and intricate scheme to tarnish the perception of actual scientific information, the scientists that produce it, and the outlets that present it. Jon Entine on Twitter: @JonEntine Genetic Literacy Project Website Genetic Literacy Project on Twitter: @GeneticLiteracy A link to the original story here. # COLABRA Talking Biotech is brought to you by Colabra – an R&D platform that brings your lab’s world-changing research together in one shared space. Learn more at https://www.colabra.app/ # TALKING BIOTECH Twitter: https://twitter.com/talkingbiotech Website: https://www.colabra.app/podcasts/talking-biotech/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/colabrahq The Talking Biotech podcast is distinct from Dr. Kevin Folta's teaching and research roles at the University of Florida. The views expressed on the show are those of Dr. Folta and his guests, and do not reflect the opinions of the university or Colabra.
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