Technology Diffusion as the Ultimate Democratic Process

The Guardian follows up on the Nature article last week which indicated that most applications of GM crops have been successful. It’s sad to see the the first reaction of many of the anti GM side of the debate is to attempt to portray the writer of he Guardian article as biased or beholden to big GM business in some …

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How Long Does It Take For Science To Reverse A PR Setback?

As an adjunct to my previous post, Science today reports on a new report from the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies (The Impact of Genetically Engineered Crops on Farm Sustainability in the United States) which seems to conclude that biotech crops are good for farmers and the environment, with the usual caveats and uncertainties of course. So fourteen …