Illustration for article titled emNature/em devotes an issue to Genetically Modified Organisms

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.


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.


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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