• The mainstream scientific community delivered swift blowback to an activist study claiming biotech crops cause cancer. McGill University’s Joe Schwarcz, whom we know has little time for ideologically blinded activists, summarizes the problems: “The control group was way too small, there was no disclosure of control rats with tumors, data were improperly interpreted, there was no dose-response relationship, and the strain of rat used was genetically susceptible to tumors.” Additionally, other scientists have pointed out that the authors demanded that journalists not speak to outside experts before the study was announced, which violates usual best practices.