It should be noted that Brian Wansink’s background is not in food science or nutrition, but rather in business administration (B.S.), journalism (M.A) and marketing and consumer behavior (Ph.D.).
Yeah, we’ve been asking science writers for years to look closer at the claims of Benbrook and Seralini, because we can tell that what they are doing to data isn’t exactly what they say in their carefully managed press forays.
And I’ve been begging journalists to expose the bogus FactorGMO study that was Russian anti-GMO folks scamming donors. There’s so much opportunity there, but people really do prefer the organic and foodie narratives and they just don’t get scrutinized properly.
The problem is endemic and not only in the food “sciences”. Many of the so-called “social” sciences suffer from a similar “non-reproducibility” problem. If science reporters refuse to make distinctions among the sciences, support for all sciences will disappear.
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