A blanket ban on all GMOs would be misguided

| | August 15, 2013
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For years, I taught a course on genetically modified organisms.

First, we covered the biology behind GMOs so that students had the science background. Then we described agricultural systems so that they understood the challenges facing food production.

Next, we reviewed the applications of GMOs so that they knew the products being used along with their benefits and risks. And last, we discussed the controversy surrounding GMOs.

Those students had time to engage in civil discourse with professionals representing all viewpoints and fields of expertise.

Most of us do not have that luxury. Currently, we are faced with impending legislation regarding GMOs with real-world consequences. Here is information I believe is useful.

Read the full, original story here: “Not all genetically modified foods the same”

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