Science abuse

I get very annoyed with lay people criticising science, technological advancement and other things they don't understand.

For example people often say to me "genetic modification makes frankenstein food". The Daily Mail carries stories at regular intervals warning that the world could spontaneously implode if we continue to modify soya to grow in drier soils. This is crazy.

There was a discussion the other day on Radio 4 about chimeras which, to his credit, a LibDem was supporting against the government's knee jerk threat to ban chimera research...

But today there was news that researchers intend to put human genetic material into rice... Maybe I'm guilty of the knee-jerk reaction that I accuse others of but that just seems crazy. What do you think/know commenters?


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