Colleges and universities offer little room for informed discourse on plant biotech
A few months ago, while reporting an article about genetically engineered trees for Earth Island Journal’s Autumn issue (read the story here),
I had a mighty hard time locating plant biologists or genetic engineers
at academic institutions who were willing to talk about the possible
risks of growing GE trees in massive plantations. It seemed there was
little debate over this controversial issue within the biotech community
on college campuses — the very places where most of the research into
GE trees is carried out.