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August 02, 2015

Round one million of pro- GMO vs. anti-GMO battle: Colin Todhunter vs. Tony Trewavas


Pro-GMO versus anti-GMO is an epic fight that is featured in many articles on this website. One group says gene-modified crops are the salvation for Africa (and the world's) agricultural and food security issues, the other group says GMOs are causing the sky to fall. Naturally, both sides have what they consider to be absolutely iron-clad 'evidence' to back up their view. Each side heatedly accuses the other of either being too dumb and/or naive to see things properly (i.e. 'my way') or believes the other side to be evil tools of the devil.

There are no new pro or anti-GM arguments in GMOs: Where Does Science Begin and Lobbying End?, nor in the article to which it is a response, Genetic Engineering. Where does Science End and Lobbying begin? A Response to a Prominent pro-GMO scientist, which in turn is a response to,  “So You Want to Help Africa Mr Paterson? Then Stop Promoting Ideology and Falsehoods to Push GMOs.”

The antagonists are feverishly passionate in making their pro or anti arguments, but all those arguments are the standard ones that followers of the battle have been presented with over the years.

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