The following is an edited excerpt.
The Frankenfood brawl has never been about science and safety but trust and choice, mixed with a dash of anti-Americanism and European political grandstanding. The question is what to do?
First, the biotech industry ought to stop fighting a labeling war that it lost in Europe more than a decade ago. No matter that science convincingly shows that genetically modified (GM) farming is environmentally kinder than conventional crops, or at least no worse, and that GM foods pose no known human health risk, consumers are fearful of any manufacturer that refuses to be transparent.
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