Biotech Updates

The Necessary "GMO" Denialism and Scientific Consensus

June 15, 2016

"‘Genetically Modified Organisms' are not a consistent category: it is impossible to discuss such a miscellaneous bunch of products, deriving from various biotech methods, as if they had a common denominator," says Italian philosopher, Giovanni Tagliabue, in his article in Journal of Science Communication. He stressed the scientific consensus that every biotech product has to be examined case by case. Tagliabue came up with a triple mantra that should be kept in mind when dealing with biotech: "1. product, not process; 2. singular, not plural; 3. a posteriori, not a priori." Thus, he challenged science communicators to explain how meaningless and misleading the "GMO" frame is.

Read the entire piece in JCOM.