GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are essential to feeding the world, proponents say. Tampering with nature is perilous, critics say. Who is right? Scientific American editor Michael Moyer hosted a 30-minute conversation on Tuesday, August 20 at noon EDT, to explore this question with David H. Freedman, journalist and author of Wrong: Why Experts Keep Failing Us—And How to Know When Not to Trust Them (Little, Brown and Company, 2010). For more on this topic, check out our September issue on the Science of Food, fresh out of the oven. The magazine, in all its print glory, is also available on newsstands next week.
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