A sinister twist in embargo practices
Ivan Oransky has disturbing news from Europe. French researchers offered a paper on genetically modified food to reporters under embargo, but only if the journalists pledged not to consult other scientists before the embargo lifted: "One of the main reasons for embargoes ... is to give reporters more time to write better stories. Part of how you do that is talking to outside experts." Comment from Carl Zimmer, Deborah Blum.