Genetically engineered crops

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A Rebuttal : Collide-a-Scape.   Keith Kloor;: “When I drew attention to the piece via Twitter yesterday, there was near instantaneous shock and outrage to it from some scientists. Others also shook their heads in disbelief. “   Read on

Mark Lynas » Golden promise: How ‘biofortification’ could soon be saving hundreds of thousands of lives.

The GMO Stalemate in Europe

The GMO Stalemate in Europe.

Greg Jaffe, Center for Science in the Public Interest, addresses myths on GE crops.  What You Need to Know About Genetically Engineered Food – Greg Jaffe – The Atlantic.

Just the mention of genetic engineering, a process that has been used for thirty years and so far has not harmed a single person or animal, is enough to incite violence.

Greens on the Run in Debate Over Genetically Modified Food – Bloomberg.

So just how evil are GMOs anyway? A noted opponent apologizes –

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Tomorrows Table: What does GMO really mean?   For years, journalists, television producers and newspaper reporters that write about genetically engineered crops, have used the term “GMO” (genetically modified organism) to describe these new crop varieties. The marketing industry has taken to writing “GMO-free” on their products, as a way to increase sales to consumers…

These stories, which have been repeated around the world, appear to be precisely the kind of triumph of biology over chemicals envisioned by Rachel Carson and by organic farmers, who have long dreamed of reducing the use of synthetic chemicals and enhancing biological diversity on farms.