“10 ‘reasoned’ responses” to “10 reasons we don’t need #GMOs”

Dr. Pamela Ronald and Karl Haro von Mogel jointly posted an entry on Biofortified that dispells the misinformation about the scientific consensus around GE crops. Great points, good read and a nice resource for those of us trying to have conversations around food and agriculture. Check it out here: http://www.biofortified.org/2013/10/20-points-of-broad-scientific-consensus-on-ge-crops/

Cami Ryan

You may have run across this article “10 Reasons We Don’t Need GM Foods”on the FoodConsumer website.  It’s been making its rounds on social media (Facebook and Twitter). I would like to address some of the inaccuracies in this article – point by point:

1. GM foods won’t solve the food crisis

Well, surprisingly enough, I agree with this one.  Or at least with the statement: GM foods ALONE won’t solve the food crisis. GM foods and genetically engineered (GE) crops aren’t a silver bullet in resolving problems with food security.  I refer to Mark Lynas (former Greenpeace activist and author) who said in a recent talk he gave at Cornell University:

“[GE/GM] cannot build better roads or chase away corrupt officials. But surely seeds which deliver higher levels of nutrition, which protect the resulting plant against pests without the need for expensive chemical inputs, and which…

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