Slowing research on GMOs would be ‘major blow’ to agricultural production

It would be a major blow to agricultural production if research on genetically modified food were to slow or stop, writes Jack Schlageck, member of the Kansas Farm Bureau and commentator on agriculture in Kansas. Biotechnology has given the world regenerative medicine and life-saving gene therapy techniques. Agricultural biotechnology has contributed to lower production costs, higher yields of crops and has the “potential to dramatically decrease the world’s output” of food in the coming decades.

“The future of agriculture will remain bright as long as technology is allowed to progress without being hampered by unfounded fears” of groups who believe GMOs are dangerous to human health or the environment.

Read the full, original story here: GMOs—look to the future

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