Tag Archives: Nature Biotechnology

GMOs and Democracy

The start of a comment made in response to my last post—“Maybe it is undemocratic but in this case…”—still bothers me. It also worries me when I hear plant molecular biologists say: “I would normally be in favor of labeling, … Continue reading

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Time To Talk “Conflicts of Interest” In Relation to GMOs

Scientific conflicts of interest have been in the news a lot lately. For example, a federal judge recently ruled that various members of the FDA’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee had conflicts of interest and, consequently, the chairman and three … Continue reading

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Corrections to San Francisco Chronicle article

I wrote the following letter in response to an article on California’s Prop 37 written by Stacy Finz  in the San Francisco Chronicle; it was published in The Davis Enterprise on August 24, 2012. First, there are currently no crops … Continue reading

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Regulating Genetically Engineered Crops in the U.S.: Forcing a Square Technology Peg into a Round Regulatory Hole

Despite what you may have read in The New York Times or on Monsanto’s website or in books like some written by former regulatory officials, current regulation of genetically engineered (GE) crops in the United States is not necessarily “burdensome” … Continue reading

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