Genetically modified crops -- what do scientists say?

ROCKVILLE, MD -- In covering the issue of genetically modified crops, the national media have generally reported the views of anti-biotech interest group representatives, biotechnology company spokespersons and of federal regulatory agency officials.

Often not reported in news stories in the national debate on this science question are the views of individual plant biologists. However, plant scientists with in-depth knowledge of modern transformation technologies offer views on this subject which merit public dissemination.

"Genetically Modified Crops: What Do The Scientists Say?" is a new special publication of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) that provides the observations of prominent plant scientists concerning their own perspectives on modified crops. The publication is a collection of a dozen editorials published in ASPB's widely cited plant science journal, Plant Physiology from May 2000 to May 2001. (Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, ASPB was formerly named the American Society of Plant Physiologists formed in 1924.)

Editor-in-Chief of Plant Physiology Dr. Natasha Raikhel of Michigan State University noted, "We (plant scientists) have an obligation to help people understand the reasoning behind scientific research and genetic technology."

Dr. Norman Borlaug, founder of the Green Revolution and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, offers his valuable insights into the role that biotechnology might play, if allowed to, in fighting world hunger. Dr. Ingo Potrykus of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and one of the creators of "Golden Rice," discusses the scientific, legal, and political hurdles that he and his colleagues are working to overcome to achieve their dream of providing vitamin-enhanced rice varieties for free to the poor of the world to prevent millions of children from being stricken blind.

Dr. Mae Berenbaum of the University of Illinois discusses the distortions of science that have

Contact: Brian Hyps
American Society of Plant Biologists

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Genetically modified bacterium as remedy for intestinal diseases
2. Genetically-engineered marathon mouse keeps on running
3. Purdue scientists: Genetically modified fish could damage ecology
4. Genetically modified E. coli produce plant product used in foods and cosmetics, Science study says
5. Genetically modified crops not necessarily a threat to the environment
6. Genetically modified mice provide information on treatments for cocaine dependence
7. Genetically engineered mice offer hope for isolating beta cells and treatment of type 2 diabetes
8. Genetically modified crops in India produced greater yields, reduced pesticide use, new study finds
9. Genetically modified crops may pass helpful traits to weeds, study finds
10. Genetically modified eggplants (aubergines) shown to be 30% more productive
11. Genetically engineered tomato plant grows in salty water

Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/23/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2020 , ... In its ... feature interview with Dr. James L. Sherley, M.D., Ph.D., founder and director of ... the company announced on June 16 that starting July 5 it would ...
(Date:6/11/2020)... ... June 08, 2020 , ... ... and other protective measures to protect workers in the medical field. The face ... staffs who valiantly risk their lives every day to provide healthcare to pregnant ...
(Date:6/2/2020)... MILWAUKEE (PRWEB) , ... June ... ... International, the world’s leading barcode and RFID labeling software developer and solutions ... TEKLYNX CENTRAL , improved labeling accuracy and compliance by 100%, resulting ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/3/2020)... MONTREAL (PRWEB) , ... June 03, 2020 , ... ... designed to highlight various applications of biofeedback. In the next installment, Dr. Inna ... a practice whereby individuals learn to bring their attention to the feelings, thoughts, ...
(Date:5/30/2020)... ... 29, 2020 , ... Medrio, Inc., the leading provider of ... enabled Cytovale, Inc., a medical technology company dedicated to revolutionizing diagnostics for conditions ... patient in (FPI) in just seven days. The Cytovale technology will allow patients ...
(Date:5/28/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... May 28, 2020 , ... ... R&D, today announced the release of Genedata Screener ® 17.0, the latest ... screening data from all in-vitro screening assay technologies. Genedata will host a webinar ...
(Date:5/26/2020)... ... May 26, 2020 , ... Brilliant , the leading smart ... smart garage door openers, announce a new integration to bring more convenience, simplicity, and ... openers powered by Aladdin Connect® can now be controlled from Brilliant’s in-wall touchscreen control ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: