Choice of Monsanto betrays World Food Prize purpose, say global leaders

argylesock says… Here’s some intelligent commentary about this year’s World Food Prize being given to leaders in the pro-GM movement (genetic modification, also called genetic engineering, GE). I’d like to point out what my fellow blogger skeptical raptor wrote about GM crops in an article claiming that any concerns about GM are ‘luddite’ and ‘junk science’ while keeping the focus on ‘safety’. Some people think that’s missing the point. I’ll also point out an article in the Guardian saying that people can, and should, get past the pro/anti deadlock about GM. You can see more under my ‘genetic modification’ tag. Particularly my recent post ‘Are GM crops out of date?’ about the technology of marker-assisted breeding (MAB). I’m still trying to keep an open mind about GM but the more I read, the more unimpressed I am.

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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