Treehugger Article – “The GMO debate is about more than Monsanto”

We thought we’d share another interesting article on the GMO debate.

Click here to read Chris Tackett’s article, “The GMO debate is about more than Monsanto” from Treehugger.

I was making the mistake of using the term GMOs as short-hand for Monsanto’s Roundup resistant crops and the unethical practice of making crops that don’t produce seeds so farmers are forced to buy more seeds each year. Basically, I made the mistake of generalizing an entire field of science as being equivalent to the bad practices of one company. Not good.

As Johnson’s series explains, there are different types of genetic engineering and it isn’t fair to judge all of these methods in the same way we would those of Monsanto.

As this is basically a review of Nathanael Johnson of Grist’s series on the subject, you can read his take on it by clicking here.

Do you agree with Tackett and/or Johnson?

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