GM foods neither safe nor needed, say genetic engineers

Today Earth Open Source (‘Collaborative approaches for sustainable food’) promotes the second edition of GMO Myths and Truths. Here’s the press release. Genetic engineers Dr John Fagan and Dr Michael Antoniou, and researcher Claire Robinson, talk good sense in my opinion.

I’m grateful to GM Watch for drawing attention to this.


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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4 Responses to GM foods neither safe nor needed, say genetic engineers

  1. GMOs as a “lucrative business model” is all people need to know. GMOs produce less food than organic/non-GMO, GMOs are more expensive (more costs of inputs) for farmers, and most importantly GMOs are very real health threats to humans, animals, and all life forms. GMOs are a disastrous fail of the highest order, and must be banned from the Earth now. Thank you for posting the truth.

    • argylesock says:

      Glad you like it! I’ve been blogging here about GM for 2 or 3 years by now. Try to keep an open mind, and welcome all opinions (if people are polite, which nearly everybody is.) At the University where I work, there’s good science going on including a thriving Plant Science dept where people make GM crops. I’m privileged to have access to the academic library there and to be educated enouigh to understand primary sources.

      Anybody who searches my GM posts on this blog will notice how my open mind keeps moving to think that biotech isn’t being used well on the land. I’m not yet convinced that it ever will be used in good ways on the land. For medical applications, and for making some kinds of food, it’s useful.

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