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UBC Reports | Vol. 53 | No. 8 | Aug 9, 2007

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:

I am writing in reference to your article [GMOs Next Global Lightning Rod Issue, July 5]. While I was delighted to see the GM foods issue highlighted in your article, I was disappointed to see that, in my opinion, the article was completely one-sided.

Only one person was quoted (a political scientist) and no counter-arguments were provided by GM experts. Many of us, importantly right here at UBC, think that there is a very bright future for GM plants and food products, moving from technologies that benefit producers to those that also benefit consumers -- so-called ‘functional foods.’

With all respect, I suggest that it would be great in the future if a more balanced article on GM agriculture and food production could be provided for UBC Reports readers in order to represent the breadth of viewpoints on this issue at UBC and elsewhere.

Steven T. Lund, Assistant Professor of Viticulture / Plant Omics

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