Lessons from the Rothamsted wheat trial

The recent coverage of the Rothamsted (London, England) wheat trials provides an excellent case study of how being open to real dialogue among supporters and detractors of biotechnology can result in a positive outcome. “Rothamsted is the longest running agricultural research station in the world, providing cutting-edge science and innovation for nearly 170 years” and their mission is “to deliver the knowledge and new practices to increase crop productivity and quality and to develop environmentally sustainable solutions for food and energy production.” Quite noble goals, yet Rothamsted was recently the site of one of the most public and inflammatory debates
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