Nature devotes an issue to Genetically Modified Organisms

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Esteemed scientific journal Nature has devoted its latest issue to exploring the science behind GMOs, and comes away with a refreshingly rational take on the matter. In her "Hard Look" at GM crops, Nature reporter Natasha Gilbert makes the astute observation cited here.

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GM crops and technologies are not the enemy; nor are they the end-all be all solution to challenges of agricultural productivity. Any attempt to label them as such – by painting GMO-supporters as shills for Monsanto, for example, or claiming GMOs to be unequivocally superior to traditional agricultural techniques – should be met with utmost skepticism.

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Gilbert's piece, in its entirety: "Case studies: A hard look at GM crops"

DISCOVER's Christie Wilcox has a smart overview of Nature's reportage. To review the journal's coverage for yourself, check out GM Crops: Promise and Reality.

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DISCUSSION

"The truth is in the middle" is an idiotic sentiment. A could be right, B could be right, or nobody could be anywhere close to right. If I argue that ghosts are made out of ectoplasm and you argue that ghosts are made out of fairy dust, is it the truth that ghosts are made out of a ecto-dust colloid?