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Academics Launch New Web Site Holding Jeffrey Smith's Claims on GM Foods Up to Peer-Reviewed Science
Date:3/24/2010

AcademicsReview.org exposes falsehoods in Smith’s book ‘Genetic Roulette’ while inviting others to join the cause for good science

CHAMPAIGN, IL and MELBOURNE, Australia (PRWEB) March 25, 2010 -- Two food science and biology academics are launching a new Web site, Academics Review, to examine claims against GM foods by Jeffrey Smith.

Founders Bruce Chassy, Ph.D, professor of food microbiology and nutritional sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Dr. David Tribe, Ph. D., senior lecturer in food science, food safety, biotechnology and microbiology at the University of Melbourne, Australia, authored a point-by-point scientific analysis of Smith’s claims, which is posted on the site.

“Reliable information is extremely important to enable people to make healthy choices,” said Tribe. “We hope Academics Review will be a resource for anyone who respects the open-minded search for truth that is the basis for scientific thinking.”

Chassy and Tribe point out anyone searching the Internet for information to help them decide on the safety of GM foods would likely find a lot by Jeffrey Smith, who, like many people pushing advice online, isn’t an expert on the issue.

“Much of the ‘evidence’ Smith cites for his th
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