Remember the Seralini study? Rats fed GMOs, Monsanto’s Roundup Ready corn, developed tumors. Some died. The study was published in the journal, Food and Chemical Toxicology. Pictures published. A wave of biotech-industry criticism ensued. Pressure built... The journal retracted the study. Why? Unethical? Plagiarized? Dishonest? No, he used rats which (supposedly) had an inherent tendency to develop tumors (the Sprague-Dawley strain), and used too few. Smell a rat?
In 1931 Sue Eakin, a white girl in Louisiana, saw a dusty, old book called "Twelve Years a Slave." She found a copy for herself a bit later - and spent 70 years rescuing it from obscurity and doggedly proving it was factual. "Her passion was history, getting the history out.” In 1968 she got it back into print. In 2007, at 88, she published an edition with maps and pictures. She wrote in the acknowledgments, “Now Solomon and I can rest.” Two years later, she died. A great story at the click.
In 1820, Martin Fugate and his wife Elizabeth Smith moved onto the banks of Troublesome Creek, a beautiful area in Appalachian Kentucky. There is no official recording as to whether Martin was actually blue, but he and his wife both carried a recessive gene that would turn their son Zachariah Fugate a startling blue color. Martin and Elizabeth had seven children: four of them were blue. Since the gene causing the blue coloration is recessive, the family had a 25% chance of having a blue…
Rond het bespreekbaar maken en het stapje voor stapje pogen de vicieuze cirkel te doorbreken, stuit je alleen op een muur van, wat je op de keper beschouwd niet anders kunt benoemen als, een muur van puur cynisme. Pogingen van derden tot het vergaren van wat meer achtergrondkennis zijn niet waar te nemen. De meter slaat door naar rood.