“It’s an atrocity to block the humanitarian gesture of improved nutrition,” says Kevin Folta, scientist and associate professor at the University of Florida, referring to opposition towards Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). We saw incredible public interest in food in 2013, with polarizing discussions often centred around biotechnology. Many, including Folta, argue the current debates are largely science versus perception, which was exactly what Folta talked about at the Southwest Agricultural Conference this week in Ontario. More from Kevin Folta: Lights, Plants and an Orchestra of Flavours So, why can’t science beat perception? In the following interview with Bernard Tobin, Folta explains that…
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