Finding the Truth

The “evidence” against genetic engineering is typically not evidence at all. It is usually hearsay that isn’t backed up by science, a misplacing of blame, or a misunderstanding about farming, biotechnology, or biology in general. This isn’t necessarily the fault of people who believe this “evidence” – the fault lies in the lack of solid science education and with the fearmongering organizations and people that rely on misinformation.

I’m planning a series of posts that will clarify as many of these topics that I can find – from a young plant geneticist’s point of view. Feel free to comment with additional topics that need attention. Please be patient, though, as I do have research and courses that take up a lot of my time.

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Anastasia is Policy Director of Biology Fortified, Inc. and the Co-Executive Editor of the Biofortified Blog. She has a PhD in genetics with a minor in sustainable agriculture from Iowa State University. Her favorite produce is artichokes!