What Bill Nye Got Wrong in His About-Face on GMOs

The Science Guy’s errors let the pesticide/biotech industry off the hook.

By Doug Gurian-Sherman and Margaret Mellon on June 3, 2015

Until recently, he spoke and wrote about GMOs as environmentally risky technology.

To illustrate his point, he explained that GMO crops “put the herbicides and pesticide inside the plant, rather than spraying it on them and having it run down into streams.” In the case of herbicides, Nye is simply incorrect, and it’s an important error to point out.

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