SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Food & Beverage Development - EuropeUS edition | Asian edition

Report abuse about a comment

Ideology works both ways

Supporters of GM technology can be just as ideological when they insist that GMOs are necessary to "feed the world" and trash alternatives such as organic or agroecological farming methods.
When studies are published showing possible negative health or environmental impacts of GM technology, the researchers conducting the studies are usually viciously attacked by pro-GMO supporters.
Is it because this type of research undermines their scientific paradigm that GMOs are safe?
Aren't GM supporters being as ideological as anti-GM supporters? I would say yes.

Posted by Ken Roseboro
04 February 2013 | 21h45

Please fill in the box below to tell us why you feel the post breaks our rules. When you are finished, click on "Send" so that it can be reviewed by a moderator.

Your name *
Your email *

We will not publish your email on the site

Reason *

Back to: Genetic engineering: It’s a technology, not an ideology

Spotlight

Sugary drinks are less appealing with images of sugar cube content

Sugary drinks are less appealing with images of sugar cube content

Consumers have more negative views towards sugar-sweetened drinks, and show less preference for them, when they come...

Older consumers worldwide seek convenience in food, says Canadean.

Older consumers worldwide seek convenience in food, says Canadean.

Convenience motivates 17.1% of food consumption among older consumers, according to a report from Canadean.

Forget genetically modified, here’s to genetically edited

Forget genetically modified, here’s to genetically edited

Recent advances that allow the precise editing of genomes have raised the possibility that fruit and other...

Acid in drinks can permanently damage young people’s teeth: Study

High-acid drinks can permanently damage young people’s teeth: Study

Drinks with high acidic content can cause a permanent damage to teeth within the first 30 seconds...

Russian sanctions could cost EU industry more than €5 billion in exports
Data Blog: The figures behind Russia’s food ban

Russian sanctions could cost EU industry more than €5 billion in exports

In this data blog FoodNavigator takes a look at the trade figures behind the recent Russian trade...