GMO is the way to go – and grow – safely

The acronym “GMO” set fear into the hearts of New Zealanders back in the 1980s and 90s, as worldwide research and debate around genetically modified organisms threw up all sorts of perceived risks and possibilities.

But a couple of decades on, those fears have been largely unfounded, and now is the time for New Zealand to seize the opportunities provided by the genetic revolution. There is really no other way to go if New Zealand’s agricultural sector is to meet the environmental, climate change and economic challenges it is facing.

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