With the Florida orange facing possible extinction because of disease, it appears only genetic modification can save it. Will anti-GMO activists, in the zealous rejection of biotechnology, contribute to the demise of an iconic American fruit? In a journalistic tour de force, reporter Amy Harmon offers a deconstruction of how politics and superstition are corrupting the debate over crop biotechnology.
Read the full, original story here: A Race to Save the Orange by Altering Its DNA
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- “Altering oranges’ DNA to fight fatal disease sparks controversy,” South Florida Business Journal