The Trouble With the Genetically Modified Future

In many ways, the Precautionary Principle is to science what the Hippocratic Oath is to Medicine. It’s designed to help ensure safety and to limit harm and negative consequences. GMOs present one of the most poignant cases where this critical principle may be getting ignored more than adhered to with the discipline and respect it so deserves. What do you …

U.S.D.A. Approves Modified Potato

Have you heard the news? Genetically modified potatoes are now cleared for commercial use in the U.S. after receiving final approval, the USDA officially announced Friday, November 7th. A couple of interesting points though, this particular modification is said to only use genes from other potatoes and is not designed to be herbicide and pesticide resistant as many other GMO …