Pierce Hollingsworth (2001) describes the real issue concerning GMOs as “hardball global politics” He implies that GMOs are absolutely safe; i.e., that we are right—we have science on our side—and they, the opponents (mainly the European Union), are wrong and simply pursuing protectionist policies.

To suggest that opposition to GMOs is largely political jealousy of U.S. farming interests and designed solely to protect EU farmers against the U.S. is simplistic. GMOs present scientific, emotional, …

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