Here is a great TED talk a friend of mine posted on Facebook. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to pass this along!
Here is a quote to summarize the TED Talk:
“Look, I’m not asking you to believe me. Science is not a belief system. My opinion does not matter. Let’s look at the evidence. After 20 years of careful study and rigorous peer review by thousands of independent scientists, every major scientific organization in the world has concluded that the process of genetic engineering is as safe or safer as older methods of genetic modification.”
She ends: “What scares me most about the loud arguments and misinformation about plant genetics is that the poorest people, the people who most need the technology, may be denied access because of the fears and prejudices of those who have enough to eat.”
Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qv29P4TKyo
Here is a link to the article as well: http://blog.ted.com/why-genetic-engineering-of-plants-is-vital-for-food-security-pamela-ronald-speaks-at-ted2015/