Angry mob more frightening than GMOs

The Frankenstein metaphor that opponents of genetically modified food use to promote their fears is more apt than they realize. Yes, the monster is an unnatural life form created by scientific hubris that wreaks death and destruction, the way they describe biotechnology.

But remember that frightened angry mob in the Frankenstein movie, the terrified townspeople that take up torches and pitchforks and follow their baying hunting dogs to kill what they fear? It’s a more-than-apt metaphor for how the most virulent segments of the anti-GM mob are behaving. And for society as a whole, between the perceived risk of GMOs and the real risks of making policy about safety under the torches of an emotion-driven mob that distorts and ignores the evidence, the latter is the FAR scarier of the two.

Read the full, original article: The double-edged metaphor of Frankenstein. Fear GMOs, but Fear decisions driven by The Angry Mob more.

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