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Cornell Alliance For Science: Irish scientist calls for reopening GMO debate

May 21, 2019

Award-winning Irish biochemist Dr. Richard Murphy says it’s time to revisit the debate around the use of genetically modified organisms in agriculture.

“When we think about the classical definition of GMOs, we are talking about GMO 1.0,” said Murphy, research director at the Alltech European Bioscience Centre in Ireland. “Whereas now, we are at GMO 5.0. So the technology has moved on, but people’s opinions on GMO haven’t moved beyond the 1.0 version. And that is an issue. Not only a communication issue, but an understanding issue as well.”

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