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I have long found it strange that those proselytising for minimising use of pesticides in farming are also the very same people campaigning against the technology best placed to achieve that goal, genetically modified organisms (GMOs). There are few people in the world now who would never have consumed a foodstuff made from a genetically modified plant and we're yet to see any negative effect, suggesting that the regulatory regimes we have in place are, at the very least, adequate to protect us from any potential problems with the consumption of GMOs. On the other hand, by not further utilising GMO foods we are ignoring a method to, not only improve farmland productivity, but also an opportunity to improve the diet of those with the least. Anyway, there is a new online petition, currently signed by 110 Nobel Laureates, amongst lesser scientists, such as myself, calling for support for the use of GMOs such as 'Golden Rice'. You can sign it too, here. When I was young  used to support Greenpeace, but their fund seeking populist campaign against GMOs ruined any relevance or integrity in my eyes. If you are a Greenpeace support, demand that they end this ignorant, anti-science stance.  There is quite a lot of information at the supportprecisionagriculture.org site, so if you are sitting on the fence, read the side of the story Greenpeace and the tabloid press won't give you.


So. Rather than leave everything to Facebook and all the anoyances that entails I have ditched my account and turned my old site into a blog. There are some rather old overviews of my past work, a few random pages on my interests and, by default, whatever random stuff I've felt like posting.

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