A tale of two tomatoes: An exploration into the hostility towards GE foods

| | September 11, 2013
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In her quest to learn about the fears and opposition that genetically engineered foods face, Amanda Maxham, Ph.D, a writer and Research Associate with the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, says:

Just a few months ago, I found myself intrigued by genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In those first, tender internet searches, I was struck by two things: the amazing potential that biotechnology has to improve foods, and the incredibly rancorous debate that surrounded those foods. During the past few months, I have been writing about some of the incredible foods I discovered along the way and getting deeper and deeper into the controversy that surrounds them. One thing I haven’t yet addressed are some of the specific fears and opposition that bioengineered foods face.

I’ll be tackling those arguments over the next few weeks and seeing what they reveal about the anti-GMO movement. But before I dive into all that, I want to take a second to reflect so we don’t lose our view of the sky as our boots are in the mud of the trenches.

Read the full, original story here: “A tale of two tomatoes (#GMOMonday)”


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