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Viewpoint: Anti-GMO movement’s romanticized notions of ‘natural food’ won’t solve global nutrition challenges

| | July 17, 2019

Food science and farm technologies today provide Americans with an unprecedented abundance of safe, healthy and nutritious food. Yet, consumers have never been so overwhelmed by doubt, their worries stoked by anti-technology activists peddling unsubstantiated fears.

Some scorn facts, expertise and science. Modern farming methods are rejected in favor of unreal, romanticized notions of a better and more “natural” future.

And that’s a problem. We need food science and technology now more than ever to meet growing domestic and global nutrition challenges.

Evidence tells us that GMOs and gene editing represent perhaps the greatest hope for a healthier, more sustainable future.

Read full, original article: Opinion: Genetically engineered foods solve nutrition challenges

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