(NaturalNews) What was once considered an excellent resource for educating young minds about science and the environment is now aggressively promoting industry-backed “science,” including the claim that water fluoridation is completely safe and anyone who questions it is a disreputable conspiracy theorist.
In operation since 1888, the National Geographic Society is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world, educating minds about geography, archaeology and natural science, as well promoting environmental and historical conservation.
While that may have once been the case, the largely influential scientific nonprofit is now dedicated to pushing the agenda of corporations poisoning and destroying the planet.
For those of us who are science-literate, Nat Geo’s March 2015 cover is shocking. The issue attempts to confuse readers by comparing wild conspiracy theories, such as the assertion that the U.S. moon landing was faked, with justifiable concerns over the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the correlation between vaccines and autism.
The cover reads as follows:
· Climate Change Does Not Exist
· Evolution Never Happened
· The Moon Landing Was Fake
· Vaccinations Can Lead to Autism
· Genetically Modified Food is Evil
Alongside the bullet points reads: “The War on Science.”
The message here is that, if you refute industry-funded “science,” such as questioning the safety of GMOs or the true cause of changes in climate patterns (a topic that’s still highly debated among the science community), then you’re a looney toon who also probably believes evolution doesn’t exist and that we never landed on the moon.
By placing “Vaccinations can lead to autism” (a statement that’s supported by scientific evidence), next to “Genetically modified food is evil” (a subjective statement that fails to address widespread concerns from a significant portion of the scientific community), Nat Geo is falsely equating questions on vaccine and GMO safety with archetypical “conspiracy theories.”