Institute Copes With Genetic Hot Potato

  title={Institute Copes With Genetic Hot Potato},
  author={Martin Enserink},
  pages={1124 - 1125}
A premature warning about the potential dangers of transgenic potatoes sparked a global media frenzy last week and appears to have ended the career of a food safety expert at the Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen, Scotland. In a press statement, the institute said it regretted "the release of misleading information about issues of such importance." The incident has left a bitter taste in the mouths of biotech boosters. It "caused a tremendous amount of confusion among consumers, which will… Expand
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