Scientific truth about agri biotechnology

argylesock says… Here’s a clearly pro-GM opinion. Quite a naïve opinion, in my view. It’s simply untrue that GM (genetic modification, also called genetic engineering or GE) is just a more precise kind of selective breeding. It’s simply untrue that scientists everywhere agree GM is the right way forward. I’m keeping an open mind and noticing other kinds of biotechnology, such as mutation breeding (MB) and marker assisted selection (MAS). All of this happens in a world where money talks loudly. I discuss these topics under my ‘biotechnology’ and ‘genetic modification’ tags.

Agriculture Information Bank



View original post


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.
This entry was posted in agriculture, knowledge transfer and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Scientific truth about agri biotechnology

  1. Pingback: Pest evolves better resistance to insecticidal GM crops | Science on the Land

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s