National Research Council to look at GE past and future

An ad-hoc committee established by the National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council (NRC) has scheduled a semi-public meeting in mid-September on the “concepts and questions” surrounding genetically engineered crops that will include testimony from critics of the technology. Next month’s meeting is part of a study that NRC has launched “to conduct a broad review of available information on genetically engineered (GE) crops in the context of the contemporary global food and agricultural system.” Among the witnesses will be Charles Benbrook of the Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resources at Washington State University.  More details about the study are available on NRC’s website.

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