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The Government wants a renewed debate on GM foods

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The Government wants a renewed debate on GM foods

The Government is calling for a renewed public debate about gentically modified (GM) crops.With concern growing about world food shortages, it is surely right to reconsider the role of GM crops in the global production of food. If GM is indeed a technology with significant potential, there may be a possibility for preventing many millions of deaths from starvation and, unless there are pressing reasons to suppress the technology, there is a moral obligation to explore this potential. So are there any such pressing reasons?


By E Genis, UK.


Technology Policy Resource.


Experts take on the media?s sensationalising of scientific issues.

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Experts take on the media?s sensationalising of scientific issues. " 3 March 2006. In a pamphlet published by the Social Market Foundation today leading industry experts, politicians and science journalists argue that the misreporting of scientific research has eroded public confidence in the Government and industry and that past misrepresentation of scientific research has had fatal consequences for the public. By SMF .

 

By SMF , UK

Science and technology Policy Resource.