About three weeks ago, big news came on French TV: A French research team had fed nothing but genetically modified foods (GMF) to mice for a year. The result was an abnormally high mortality and gruesome tumors on female mice. The tumors looked truly horrible in the close-ups French television conveniently provided. Guess what: Monsanto was named!
The French study quickly made its way to American Greenie talk shows. It happened within days.
Me, at the same time, I made a mental note to extend a bet to all comers on this blog that the study would soon be revealed to be a fake. I know scientific swindles. I especially know French swindles when I see them. They tend to be artless, frankly.
Well, I was busy getting used to a new computer and to new Internet connections at the time. I was tardy in extending the bet. I am glad to report that I won’t have to. This week the French scientific establishment came down on the study and on its authors like a ton of bricks for methodological incompetence verging on fraud (“escroquerie“). That’s according to an article in the daily Le Figaro.
I am glad for it. Someone took this burden off my broad shoulders.
Isn’t it true that if your cause is good, you don’t have to lie for it?