When you search GMOs online, how many of the images you come across are actually GMOs? How many of the claims you read are factual? This article from Portland Press Herald discusses the need for skepticism in our personal research about biotechnology.
I introduce the subject of genetically modified organisms by typing “GMO images” into a search engine. The results are hilarious. "How many of these are actual GMOs?” I ask the students. They recognize, of course, that these images are fictions, designed to frighten people. “Does anyone know what a real GMO looks like?” No one says anything. How would we find a real GMO? We apparently can’t rely on Google to give us the answer. We have to know what we’re looking for.
How do we get past fear tactics and wade through complex studies to get to the facts about GMOs? Share your thoughts in today's Conversation of the Day!