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Social, environmental and economic issues surrounding GM foods, and the latest news

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UN biotech podcast

A great podcast from the UN: ‘Can biotech benefit smallholder farmers worldwide?’. From 16 mins in there is a debate with three panelists who spoke at the International Symposium on Agricultural Biotechnologies.


Research recommendations from the National Academy of Sciences report

The latest report from the US National Academy of Sciences is definitely worth a read (free to download). It is an extremely thorough review of the literature, concluding that the GM crops currently available are safe to eat and pose no greater threat to the environment than conventional crops.

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