Mark H
Standing up for Genetic Modification -
Standing up for Genetic Modification
"For me, the success of the anti-GM lobby in the UK and across Europe in the late nineties represents one of the biggest scientific, political and media disasters of the modern age. A well-organised and probably well-intentioned but horribly misinformed group of scaremongers managed to hijack the public debate over use of one of the most promising technologies ever to be developed in the history of mankind." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"I don't think it would be such a big problem today because DNA and genomics is in the news so much more but, at the time, a scary proportion of the British public did not think that a non-GM tomato had any DNA in it, for example. (At Nottingham, we had a public debate on the issue and a someone had to be removed because they just kept shouting "I don't want to eat DNA!" and would not stop to have it explained that he was eating DNA in all his regular food.) " - Mark H
"I don't want to eat DNA!" is my new mantra. <3 - Hookuh Tinypants
I have a sticker on my computer that says"WARNING: this device contains Atoms". The IT Guy loved it. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed