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mem_somerville45 karma

I'm so glad you asked this, and explained the issues here. It makes it very hard to ally with someone who claims to stand for science when that appears to be selective.

mem_somerville13 karma

I've seen claims in the media that these apples will require more pesticides. Why are activists saying that--do they have any evidence of this?

mem_somerville5 karma

What would you say was your most effective take-down of bad science info, and why was it effective?

I ask this because I read a lot about the different strategies for scicomm, and there's a lot of debate. Do we make nice and draw people in? Do we dope slap? Do we need to do both things at different times?

Personally I don't think there's one right way, but hearing about particularly effective cases might be informative.

mem_somerville2 karma

I went to a March Against Monsanto with a sign that said: Support Farmer Bowman's right to grow GMO

I expected it would start conversations. But nobody had anything to say about that.