Scott Nichols concludes his four-part series about GM foods with a simple question about transgenic animals: Are they truly meeting a need? We need more food and we need better nutrition. Both desires should be achieved without increasing environmental impacts.
To assess the role of genetic engineering in agriculture, we should first state what we want from our agricultural systems. Agriculture, and by extension the future of aquaculture, lacks a succinct direction.
With entrenched positions on GM foods, it is difficult to change the conversation, but change it we must. A perpetually contentious climate doesn’t serve us well and we must abandon the current paradigm to define a new framework that facilitates