Belinda Martineau: A Scientist Says Yes on Prop 37 to Label Genetically Engineered Food

From Mercury News

I’m a molecular geneticist who helped commercialize the world’s first genetically engineered whole food. I wholeheartedly support providing Californians with information about whether the foods in their grocery stores have been genetically engineered. I believe this issue is now best left to lay society to examine.

Richard Feynman, the late, great Nobel laureate in physics, would have agreed with me. He said that scientists have a duty to explain the science that forms the foundation of a new technology to nonscientists — and to not only “tell what’s true but … make clear all the information that is required for somebody else who is intelligent to make up their mind” about how the technology should or shouldn’t be used.

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