Media Coverage of National Academies Report on Genetically Engineered Crops

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The report, summaries of the report and some responses to the report are available on this portal. Much of the media coverage has spun the report in black and white. Dr. Fred Gould, the chair of the committee, suggests these articles as particularly thoughtful coverage of the nuances of the report.

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Dr. Gould hopes that the NRC report will serve to start a conversation rather than be seen as some final proclamation about GE crops and foods.
You can search for committee responses to specific public comments on line.
You can also search for the reasoning behind each of the findings and recommendations and make up your own mind about whether the committee ignored certain data or over-interpreted other data.

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Photo of Dr. Keith EdmistenDr. Keith EdmistenProfessor of Crop Science & Extension Cotton Specialist (919) 515-4069 keith_edmisten@ncsu.eduCrop and Soil Sciences - NC State University
Updated on May 22, 2016
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