A case for genetic engineering transparency

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CC BY 3.0 Margaret Badore

The battle over GMO labeling is being fought on just about every level imaginable: in the grocery store, in court and in the legislature--federal and state alike.

Then, of course, there's us in the media. Kevin Coupe, a contributor at Forbes, admits that he's no scientist, but he advances a very interesting argument for GMO transparency:


"I’m perfectly happy to consume a genetically modified tomato, my feeling is that at the very least, the company that is manipulating the genes of the tomato by using genes from other species (which, as I understand the science, is different from creating a hybrid, which is, quite literally, apples to apples) ought to be willing and able to explain to me a) what it has done, and b) why this is a good thing.

Do that, and I have no problem with GMOs.

Don’t do it, and I have to ask why."

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