June, 9 2016

(Wyoming Tribune Eagle) Committee Examines Pros And Cons Of GMOs

Committee Examines Pros And Cons Of GMOs
Alvin Young
Wyoming Tribune Eagle

The recent letter by Pat Eubank, “Look at the facts before believing GMOs are safe” is not only misleading, but insulting to the scientific community.

As both a government and university scientist involved for more than 30 years in development of biotechnology and genetically engineered (GE) plants, I found the letter by Mr. Eubank to be based on the adage “your intuition about things you don’t know much about isn’t very good!”

There are more than a million internet sites that mention Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), allowing the reader to select any point of view, factual or non-factual; it matters not. For that very reason, the National Academy of Sciences charged the Committee on Genetically Engineered Crops to examine the evidence accumulated over the past two decades for assessing the purported negative effects or purported benefits of GE crops and their accompanying technologies.

The NAS is a private, nonprofit society of distinguished scholars (more than 500 Nobel Prizes won by its members) established by an act of Congress in 1863 to provide independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology.

Read more here.

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