Environmental biosafety and transgenic potato in a centre of diversity for this crop

  title={Environmental biosafety and transgenic potato in a centre of diversity for this crop},
  author={Carolina Celis and Maria Mayer de Scurrah and Sue Cowgill and Susana Chumbiauca and Jayne Green and Javier Franco and Gladys Main and Daan Kiezebrink and Richard G. F. Visser and Howard J. Atkinson},
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics suggests that introgression of genetic material into related species in centres of crop biodiversity is an insufficient justification to bar the use of genetically modified crops in the developing world. They consider that a precautionary approach to forgo the possible benefits invokes the fallacy of thinking that doing nothing is itself without risk to the poor. Here we report findings relevant to this and other aspects of environmental biosafety for… CONTINUE READING

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