House hearing focuses on biotech benefits

House hearing focuses on biotech benefits

Better communication on direct benefits of biotechnology needed to turn tide of negative consumer perceptions.

BIOTECHNOLOGY, specifically genetically modified organisms (GMOs), has come under fire in recent years, but a congressional hearing carried a much different message about the positive societal benefits of biotechnology.

In a July 9 House Agriculture Committee hearing, a main topic for the legislators and witnesses was a failure to accurately communicate the benefits of biotechnology.

Cornell University professor David Just,

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