Hypocrisy and the Terminator

If you’re not reading Agricultural Biodiversity Weblog yet, you really should start. Luigi and Jeremy write about seed banks, traditional agriculture, and tasty native plants, just to name a few. And they post a lot.
I’m mentioning them now because of GURT big mess, posted by Jeremy. In this post, he says that activists who oppose biotechnology and oppose genetic restriction use technology (commonly known as Terminator) are hypocrites. It’s an interesting way of looking at things.
If you’d like to learn more about GURTs, see my post Gene Flow, IP, and the Terminator.

Written by Anastasia Bodnar

Anastasia Bodnar is a science communicator and science policy expert with a PhD in plant genetics and sustainable agriculture from Iowa State University. Anastasia has had various risk analysis roles in US government and military service. She serves as BFI's Director of Policy and as Co-Executive Editor of the Biofortified Blog.

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  1. I just stumbled across your blog. It looks excellent. I’ll keep checking it out. It’s reassuring to come across someone on the internet who understands that humans have been "genetically modifying" crops for thousands of years…

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