Why anti-genetic engineering activists never quit

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The following is an edited excerpt.

Over three trillion servings of foods with GE ingredients have been consumed, and in almost 20 years of experience with GE crops, there has not been a single confirmed instance of harm to human health or disruption of an ecosystem.

Many wonder why the protestors carry on so enthusiastically—or as a law professor colleague of ours puts it, “the bastards never quit”—in clinging to discredited bizarre scare scenarios and resisting even public health breakthroughs that use genetic engineering, such as life-saving vitamin A- or iron-fortified crops. The motivations range from cupidity to stupidity, with several stops in between.

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Read the full article here: Anti-Genetic Engineering Activism: Why the Bastards Never Quit

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