These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through the use of credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias, but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
- Overall, we rate the Alliance for Science a Pro-Science source based on support for the consensus of science regarding GMOs.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2014 and based at Cornell University, the Alliance for Science is a non-profit foundation that promotes the use of GMOs for food sustainability. They describe their mission as “The Cornell Alliance for Science seeks to promote access to scientific innovation as a means of enhancing food security, improving environmental sustainability, and raising the quality of life globally.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Alliance for Science is a non-profit whose primary source of support is a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. They also list all donors who gave over $1000.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Alliance for Science publishes news and studies that align with the consensus of science regarding GMOs. Articles are well-sourced and use minimally loaded language such as this: Kenya reconsidering GMO crop ban to support food security. The website also features educational resources that simply and clearly explain GMO’s such as this 10 Myths about GMO’s.
Although the Alliance for Science supports the consensus of science they have faced criticism as well: Why is Cornell University hosting a GMO propaganda campaign?
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the Alliance for Science a Pro-Science source based on support for the consensus of science regarding GMOs. (D. Van Zandt 5/5/2019) Updated (11/6/2019)