Readers of this blog will know I take a dim view of much science reporting on the BBC News website. As a whole the website is a useful and valuable resource. However the science section often leads much to be desired in both terms of both accuracy and responsibility.
But as you read the rest of the article you find out that so do non-GM seeds.... Marvellous.
Why is this:
1) Even news? We already know seeds stick around for ages.
2) Sensationalised in this way?
Good work BBC - you've reinforced the idea that somehow GM crops are proven dangerous while showing in the same article that they're no worse than others. Presumably this is what a 'balanced' article is like? In a time when we need to seriously consider and debate in a mature and thoughtful way the use of GM foods for humanitarian and environmental reasons it doesn't help to keep the 'scare talk' of the last decade running.
I am a physicist currently working in biomedical research.
Firstly though and (hopefully) before all else I am a follower of Christ (commonly called a Christian).
I like fudge, roasts, good company, spiders and something else.
Warring, transforming robots are quite good fun too.