Stuff you absolutely need to know about the GMO debate
I lovelovelovelovelove this Grist series
on the nuances, contradictions, and confusions surrounding the public debate over genetically modified foods. Nathaniel Johnson has done some really fantastic reporting, challenging distortions from both sides and getting you (the person might actually be buying and eating this stuff) closer to the truth than just about any other journalist I've seen. Two parts of the series you absolutely must read: A complex look at whether or not there are safety regulations for GMO foods
, and an exploration of plant breeding
and the differences between "natural" genetic modification and the kind that happens in a laboratory.