Author: Dr Wendy A. Harwood

GM Technology – Risky Method or Valuable Tool?

Dr Wendy A. Harwood
Summary Genetic modification is one of many current tools that can be used in the development of new, improved crops. It is widely recognised that in order to meet future requirements for food, without having serious impacts on the environment, and while responding to climate change, we will need to draw on all available technologies. However, a key question is whether the GM technology itself has inherent risks associated with it, or whether it is essentially benign. Like …