Finding the common GM ground

I’m often asked why I don’t take a strong position on the GM debate – its either the best thing since sliced bread, or a disaster similar to asbestos waiting to happen – right?

Unfortunately, in real life things are a little more complex than that. The latest furore surrounding a study finding rats fed GM corn developed serious liver and kidney issues is merely another in an ongoing propaganda war that needs to be reined in by an independent umpire.

Both proponents and opponents of GM are so entangled in the bitter war of words that its nigh on impossible to get any objective comment on the issue, with arguments having their pros and cons. To the crux of the matter – do I think GM food crops should be allowed? The short answer is yes, but that does not mean a free-for-all of commercialisation of GM food crops.

View the original article here: Finding the common GM ground – Stock and Land (blog)

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