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2017 And Beyond: Experts Weigh In On GMOs & What Lies Ahead

February 2, 2017
The dawn of a new year is both a time for reflection and for excitement. 2016 was a breakthrough year for biotechnology, including the National Academy of Sciences’ findings confirming the health and safety of GMOs.

Looking ahead to the rest of this year, the team at GMO Answers spoke with several biotechnology experts about their hopes for 2017. This conversation ranged from discussing family roots in agriculture, to sharing ideas on biotechnology education. Four key themes emerged from this discussion, capturing where we are now and what they hope to see in the future:

  • Focus On Biotech’s Ability To Help Solve Our Most Pressing Food Challenges

  • Expand The Conversation to All Farming Technology

  • Sustaining The Integrity Of Our Food Supply & Promoting Science Literacy Is Crucial

  • Elevate The Voices Of Farmers, Continue To Innovate


It’s clear, agricultural and biotechnology experts are optimistic about the potential of GMOs. Looking forward, it is important that we continue to come together to champion our shared values of food security and environmental protection. The promise of GMOs and other agricultural technologies is abundant, and those who work to bring improvements to agriculture, our environment and our health, remain hopeful of the technology’s 2017 and beyond capabilities.

To read the entire article, please visit the GMO Answers page at Medium.com