Groundbreaking tech — including GM — smothered by anti-technology ideologues

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Groundbreaking new technologies commonly face intractable opposition from various quarters–often from vested interests or societal Cassandras.  The anti-vaccination movement has been active since immunization against disease began in the 18thcentury…

Genetic engineering applied to agriculture has suffered a similar fate since it emerged on the scene about two decades ago.  The technology, technically called recombinant DNA technology and also known as “gene-splicing” or “genetic modification” (GM), already has made tremendous contributions to agriculture, particularly among small farmers in poor countries.

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