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Balance, false balance and China Daily

I recently stumbled on an article in China Daily with the headline ‘Agriculture minister reaffirms safety of GM foods’. The China Daily a publication I take strange pleasure in reading, mainly trying to understand the level of censorship and fruitlessly attempting work out whether people believe any of what’s in there.

The article itself is very accurately summarised by the headline – you learn the specifics of where he was, but there’s nothing approaching analysis. China Daily on the safety of GM crops

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