November 28, 2016

Obama: 'Follow the science' on GMOs, antibiotics


Used with permission from the November 16, 2016 ASA, CSSA, SSSA Science Policy Report

In assessing the value of GMOs and antibiotics in animal agriculture, policy should “follow the science,” President Barack Obama said in a recent interview with Bill Maher. “It is important to look at the science on this stuff,” Obama said, when asked about the role of nutrition and corporate agriculture in the country’s health. It was one of the few times during his presidency that Obama was asked directly about a thorny food and agriculture issue.

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