National Academies GMO report is open access, identifies funding sources

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Josh Lancette: . . . . How can the public think about and discuss GE crops with more nuance than perhaps the current public rhetoric often has?

Fred Gould: . . .[L]ike so many technologies, the safety all depends on the characteristics of the specific product and how it is used. . . . For our committee to make a simple up or down statement was not possible. And if we made such a statement, people would be right not to trust us.

We have done something with our report to help the public access it that has never been done before with a National Academy study. We have an open access website where the public can listen to all 80 presentations heard by the committee. . . .[W]e have a list of over 900 references . . . that indicate the affiliation of the first author of each . . . We also provide information on the funding sources . . . We hope that this accessible website will enable the public to more easily see for themselves how the committee came to its conclusions.

[Editor’s note: You can download a free pdf the National Academies report and watch presentation videos here:]

Read full, original post: An Interview with Fred Gould and Aaron Gassmann on the NAS Report on Genetically Engineered Crops

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