Tyson makes some imminently intelligent remarks about GMOs. Of course, it's become controversial and this video seems to be popping up all over the web. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ecT2CaL7NA He elaborates in a Facebook post, responding to some criticisms.
A piece in Slate serves to remind us that conservatives don't have a monopoly on anti-scientific notions. The GMO anxiety seems mostly driven from the left. (I say this as a liberal). Those who see the GMO label leading to higher food prices begin (as they should) by highlighting the sham science that’s been used to … Continue reading GMO food labels: Would label laws in Vermont, Maine, Connecticut increase food costs?
But the groundswell against genetically modified food has rankled many scientists, who argue that opponents of G.M.O.s have distorted the risks associated with them and underplayed the risks of failing to try to use the technology to improve how food is grown. Wading into a debate that has more typically pitted activists against industry, some … Continue reading A Lonely Quest for Facts on Genetically Modified Crops – NYTimes.com