An excellent article in the New York Times on a crisis facing citrus farmers has stirred the debate on the release of GMOs into the environment.
Humanity faces major issues with providing/distributing food, energy and education. On the agricultural front, we rely on a small number of plants, which have undergone substantial slow genetic engineering by our ancestors to produce the crops of the 1950s. This genetic modification then accelerated through the green revolution and now through modern molecular genetics. (more…)