The National Academies of Science is one of the most respected scientific organizations on the planet, composed of well-established scientists and other scholars that perform important functions in vetting scientific claims and steering scientific agendas in the nation. Every several years the NAS commissions a review of the literature on genetic engineering in crop plants. Over the last several years, the NAS appointed a diverse group to perform the comprehensive evaluation.
Fred Gould, an entomologist and professor of agriculture at North Carolina State University, chaired this review group that released the comprehensive review of genetically engineered crops that came out in 2016.
On this week's Talking Biotech, Paul Vincelli talks to Gould about the committee and some of the outcomes of the report.
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