Biotechnology and GMOs are one of today’s hottest topics. A simple Google search shows the battle lines are drawn and proponents on both sides are staunch in their support.
Still, despite the amount of media coverage and information on the internet, the science behind biotechnology and GMOs is still incredibly misunderstood.
A report published by the Pew Research Center based on surveys of adults and, separately, a survey of scientists belonging to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, found that only 37 percent of the public viewed GM foods as safe to eat, while 88 percent of the scientists viewed GM foods as generally safe.
And here’s the remarkable part: Sixty-seven percent of the consumers surveyed acknowledged that they lacked a “clear understanding” of the health effects of GM crops.
So, what do you do if you don’t feel comfortable believing the hype from either side, but want to get to the guts of the GMO issue — and the science behind it all.
That’s simple. You check out www.GMOAnswers.com.
Similar to the other websites I’ve featured so far, the amount of information you can find on GMOAnswers.com is astounding. And all of it is researched and presented by a wide variety experts in the fields of biotechnology and genetic engineering.
From the basics of genetic engineering and GMOs to studies about biotechnology and a place where you can ask questions — and read questions from other internet information seekers, GMOAnswers.com has all the information for which you’re looking.
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