My grandfather was the editor of the Merck manual on chemistry and on medicine. My whole family is deeply involved in science.
The sponsored content in a recent Journal titled “Scientists Agree About GMO Farming: Here’s the Verdict,” is not up to the editorial standards we expect from a Ballantine publication. The primary agro corporations that have funded this advertisement also brought us DDT and Agent Orange, as well as being currently involved in rolling back chemical safety standards by pressuring the EPA. Many GMO products may be beneficial to humans and cause little harm to the environment, however to trust the same corporations that so far have refused to compensate the many thousands of American military personnel whose lives were destroyed by their products is not reasonable.
Please consider your reputation before accepting such paid advertisements in the future.