Union of Concerned Scientists embraces anti-science views on crop biotech

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Let me begin by saying I love the Union of Concerned Scientists. They’ve been wonderful advocates on climate change for decades; they are media savvy, they train scientists to be media savvy, and they push the media and policy makers alike to understand the scientific consensus. When it comes to climate change, I trust them over just about any other source.

Which is why it’s so disappointing that they are so wrong on genetically modified organisms.

Several years ago, UCS decided to branch out into the science of how we grow our food. This should be a wonderful thing – our agriculture system is badly broken, and there are scientific and technological solutions to help feed a growing human population while minimizing environmental impact.

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Read the original post in its entirety here: Union of Concerned Scientists Failing on Farming

 

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