The promise, the reality, and the future of GM crops

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A special issue of Nature News separates fact from fiction when it comes to GMOs. It’s worth a read. Here’s an excerpt from the overview:

The introduction of the first transgenic plant 30 years ago heralded the start of a second green revolution, providing food to the starving, profits to farmers and environmental benefits to boot. Many GM crops fulfilled the promise. But their success has been mired in controversy with many questioning their safety, their profitability and their green credentials. A polarized debate has left little room for consensus. In this special issue, Nature explores the hopes, the fears, the reality and the future.

Read the special issue here: GM Crops: Promise and Reality 

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