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ExxonMobil, Climate Change, and Merchants of Doubt. Big Companies Aren't the Only Ones Slinging Science Bullsh-t.

David Ropeik | Posted 12.02.2015 | Green
David Ropeik

When does "GMOS are unsafe" or "Vaccines are dangerous" or "Climate change isn't happening" go from advocacy to falsely yelling "Fire" in a theater? Has ExxonMobil crossed that line? Greenpeace? The organics industry?

Mudslingers Charge 'Don't Trust Him!' But Should We Trust Mudslingers Anymore?

David Ropeik | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics
David Ropeik

In general, anything journalists can do to find out whether a scientist has been corrupted by funders is a good idea. But they are being used more and more not by journalists, but by advocates on all sorts of issues to cast doubt on the trustworthiness of what that person says.

Economy Hurts Organic Sales

New York Times | ANDREW MARTIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Once upon a time, sales of organic and natural products were growing in double digits most years. Enthusiastic grocers and venture capitalists prowled...