Who to trust on biotech foods?

Many consumers are understandably hesitant to embrace biotech foods. Foods produce through biotechnology are relatively new to the public, the science is complicated and it’s tough to sift through the conflicting arguments by proponents and opponents. When it comes to our food, we are especially skeptical of any perceived health risks, and a lot of the coverage of biotech foods claims that they are dangerous “frankenfoods”. Really, though, anything can be made to sound scary – it’s a simple and effective strategy for opponents to use (just look at political ads!).  To clearly demonstrate this phenomenon, look no further than
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