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Nutritionist Julie Miller Jones: ‘We need to communicate risks of NOT using GMOs’

Leading nutritionist Julie Miller Jones aims to bust myths about biotechnology by educating the general population on the benefits she believes genetically engineered (GE) crops can play in ending extreme hunger and malnutrition.

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Q: What are the key challenges the world faces? 

Producing enough food and communicating about the risks and benefits of anything we do. Communicating that there are risks to using GE crops, but these are assessed on a case-by-case basis. What hasn’t been communicated effectively, so that the average person can understand and not fear the technology, is the risk of not using GE and other agricultural advancements. It’s ironic to me that those claiming to be interested in the environment often reject technologies that enable the use of fewer inputs and scarce resources and they do it in the name of the environment. All must communicate this in a non-defensive, clear way.

 

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: A Chat With: U.S. nutritionist Julie Miller Jones speaks out about GE crops

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