A Weblog monitoring coverage of environmental issues and science in the UK media. By Professor Emeritus Philip Stott. The aim is to assess whether a subject is being fairly covered by press, radio, and television. Above all, the Weblog will focus on science, but not just on poor science. It will also bring to public notice good science that is being ignored because it may be politically inconvenient.

Friday, October 17, 2003

Greenwashing those headlines....

A friend and very fine science writer has pointed out to me the following unsubtle changes in yesterday's headlines as the green lobby got to work on gullible (willing?) environmental reporters over the Farm Scale Evaluations: "Mixed results show that some GM crops benefit the environment'' became very swiftly "Disaster for environment. Maize only good because farmers use banned atrazine on conventional crop.'' Classic spinning. See post below for an analysis of today's newspaper coverage. Philip.

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