Time To Move Beyond GMO Controversy And Take Advantage Of Scientific Progress

Time To Move Beyond GMO Controversy And Take Advantage Of Scientific Progress

Time To Move Beyond GMO Controversy And Take Advantage Of Scientific Progress

FORBES

/ August 19, 2016 /

For someone who has devoted about 50 years to the preservation of plant diversity, I have been increasingly disturbed by the persistent controversy over GM crops. During my 11 years as chairman of the Report Review Committee of the National Research Council, I’ve had ample opportunities to understand the nature of scientific consensus. I can easily understand why the March 2015 issue of National Geographic listed the belief that genetically modified food is evil as one of the myths emphasized in what it called, “The War on Science,” along with the idea that there was no moon landing, evolution did not occur, vaccinations are bad, and climate change does not exist. Here are some points that I find useful to take into account when thinking about this area.

Visit: http://www.forbes.com/sites/gmoanswers/2016/08/19/gmo-scientific-progress/#5065b2b62d9d to read the full article.

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