转基因反动分子

帕罗奥图—世界各地的人们越来越容易受到诺贝尔化学奖得主兰米尔(Irving Langmuir)所谓的“病态科学”的影响,病态科学是指“事情不是这样的科学”,现在被用来证明政府监管或其他政策的重要性。这是自称代表公共利益的集团的特长,这些人的目的通常不是保护公共卫生或者环境,而是为了反对他们不喜欢的研究、产品或技术。

比如,现代基因工程技术——亦被称为生物技术、DNA重组技术或转基因——提供了用旧作物实现重大新用途的工具。但这些工具受到了公众的严重误解。

三十多个国家的1700多万农民正在使用转基因作物用更低的投入和环境影响生产更高的产量。这些作物大部分被设计成抗病虫害作物,因此农民可以采取对环境更友好的免耕技术,更少地使用除草剂。

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