64 Scientists call on NAS to add social scientists & international development experts to GMO panel

“, it is immediately 3 clear that the Committee will require the expertise
of a significant number of (1) social scientists, representing an array of
disciplines (rural and development sociology, geography, political economy,
political ecology, anthropology, macro-economics, history), (2) experts
representing a full range of professional backgrounds (law, ethics, public
and occupational health, trade, participatory community-based development,
etc.); (3) a more diverse set of biological, physical and medical/health
scientists capable of critically and fairly appraising GE and their
associated technologies in comparison to other approaches; and (4) a
balance of perspectives amongst committee members, in terms of their
capacity to provide an adequate representation of experiences in the U.S.,
other industrialized countries, and developing countries.”

http://www.panna.org/sites/default/files/NRC%20GE%20Study%20Letter_2014_0.pdf

The first public meeting on the GMO study will be held Sept. 15 – 16 in DC,
and will be webcast.

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