Getting to the grist about GM (part 4)

My fellow blogger applpy at Thought + Food draws attention to a series of articles about genetic modification. That’s GM, also called genetic engineering or GE. It’s a kind of biotechnology.

These articles (see my ‘biotechnology’ tag) are by Nathanael Johnson at Grist. His fourth in this series is Genetic engineering: Do the differences make a difference?

It’s a good article. Mr Johnson’s main point, in this article, is that pro-GM and anti-GM opinions grow from values that people already have. ‘A true conversation can only occur when both parties come to the table ready to fight for their convictions, but also willing to question them.’ That sounds like good science.

Mr Johnson also says, ‘I promise to dig into the the big-picture issues of politics, and money, and ecology.’ Here at Science on the Land, I’m looking forward to that. Meanwhile I recommend his article that I’ve linked to here.

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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