It’s the latest sign of a rift between the scientific establishment and anti-GMO activists.
Environmental activists are often frustrated when climate change skeptics do not listen to the scientific consensus that the Earth’s climate has changed because of humanity’s collective actions. On the flip side, some environmental organizations, such as Greenpeace, ignore the overwhelming scientific consensus that GMOs are safe for human consumption. Both have been highly politicized and tap into larger narratives that confirm particular world views. Most of the opposition to GMOs is not because of the information that is out there, but the fear of the unknown that GMOs illicit.