No news from the eastern GMO front

There is nothing new in a New York Times story about the GMO standoff in Europe. It is a political standoff, caused by activists who claim to represents consumers. Consumers, on the other hand, have shown that they don’t really give a damn when it comes to selecting one or the other in the store. Dr. Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, of the University of Missouri-Columbia, and his team have since replicated these surprising results in China.

The science is fairly settled at this point, and 11 years of experience with commercial production since them molecular plant breeding method was presented to the research community 35 years ago has given us a fairly good record to show that this breeding method has the same level of risk as other breeding methods we use for plants.