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A progressive looks for common ground in the GMO debate

| | February 12, 2014

Skeptics of GM food should come to grips with the fact that the act of genetic manipulation is itself not unholy. Few GMO haters would refuse medicine made with assistance from GM bacteria, like insulin, or a blood clot thinner used to treat a stroke. As GMOs have proven useful in medicine, they could also be useful in agriculture.

By the same token, proponents of GM foods should remember that for most skeptics of GM food, the bare act of genetic manipulation isn’t even the issue. It’s the process by which the technology has been rolled out that’s pissing them off. In many ways, the script is playing out according to old fears, and there seems little public recourse available.

Read the full, original article:Is the Outrage Over GMO Overblown?

 

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