Plant Biotechnology Resources
The following websites and resources are for high school teachers and and anyone interested in learning more about plant biotechnology.
National Public Radio, Science Friday interview with three people - one from industry, one from a university and one from an anti-biotech organization.
ISAAA, A series of brochures covering many aspects of plant biotechnology that are meant for a lay audience.
Council of Biotechnology Organizations, a slick website that presents the corporate point of view.
National Geographic-sponsored blog by Pam Ronald, Professor at US Davis
This article (Best-Kept Secret) is full of misinformation but has the appearance of being well researched. An article published in a well-respected scientific journal (Nature Biotechnology) exposes some of the fallacies. Niki Robertson has written a point by point rebuttal of the article.
This article is by Ingo Potrykus, one of the creators of Golden Rice. He asserts that anti-GMO activism is in part responsible for onerous regulations that have prevented the approval of Golden Rice and therefore increased the number of people who are blind as a result of vitamin A deficiency.
This article, Transgenic plants: Risks, Concerns and Effects on Ecosystem and Human Health, directly addresses some of the concerns raised by anti-GMO activists.
This interview with Rebecca Goldburg raises what I think are valid concerns about plant biotechnology.