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The Looming Battle over Biotechnology

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By Keith Kloor
Jun 19, 2009 7:46 AMNov 20, 2019 5:03 AM

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At some point, there's going to be a vigorous, public debate over adaptation to climate change. How, for example, will we make agriculture more drought resistant? Cue the scary music for biotechnology, since genetically modified organisms will inevitably assume a greater role. But as Yael Borasky argues,

If we acknowledge the potential pitfalls and benefits of biotechnology, it is possible to safely and effectively employ it to meet an ever-multiplying demand for food, whose supply is threatened by climate change.

And you thought the debate over mitigation measures, such as cap and trade versus a carbon tax, was testy.

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