Friday, October 31, 2003

GM and public debate

An open letter from a group of scientists to the UK government has attacked the way in which the government has handled the GM debate, and the way in which scientific research is being derailed:

'For those of us who have spent our lives 'doing research, publishing research and teaching research' in the UK, it is distressing to experience such a backward slide; for others of us, and our students just starting out, it is deeply discouraging. More importantly, for society as a whole, if the same framework is applied in future decision-making, we risk seeing other technologies lose out to prejudice and procrastination. '

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Scientists attack Blair over GM

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