Monday, October 26, 2015

New England Journal of Medicine ignored Chuck Benbrook’s failure to disclose organic conflicts of interests

Mary Mangan | October 20, 2015 | Genetic Literacy Project

Despite having clear policy guidelines in place, a recent opinion piece published in the NEJM by a physician and an economist focusing on the controversial issue of GMOs and pesticides escaped the proper scrutiny. The perspective piece, published on August 20, 2015 attempted to guide public policy but it failed to disclose the possible influencers or conflicts of interests of the authors. Attempts to address this with the journal’s editor, and inquiries to the ICMJE, were unsuccessful. The refusal to examine the evidence and to rectify this undermines the credibility of the journal and would be a perplexing precedent.……To Read More…….

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