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    jerry w said:

     An interesting article, but maybe Mr Ropeik is himself being subjective in some of his risk assessments? For example, in saying we worry about genetically modified food more than we should.. how does he know that? 

    Speaking for myself, I do not worry too much about the effects of eating such foodstuffs but I do worry considerably about the impact on the environment of releasing such plants into the wild. The record of humankind’s previous involvements with biological introductions both deliberate and inadvertent is nothing short of disastrous, and surely more than justifies a high level of assessed risk, does it not?

    I suppose these subjective assessments, however inaccurate they may be, do at least support his central hypothesis including at least two of the three numbered points above 🙂

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