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Tomorrow's TableOrganic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food$
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Pamela C. Ronald and Raoul W. Adamchak

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195301755

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301755.001.0001

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(p.81) Six WHO CAN WE TRUST?
Tomorrow's Table

Pamela C. Ronald

Raoul W. Adamchak

Oxford University Press

To make decisions successfully on how to use GE for the betterment of humankind and the environment, the public will need to understand the scientific process and learn to distinguish high-quality scientific research that has stood the test of time and can largely be relied on from simple assertions or unsubstantiated rumors. This chapter provides a list of criteria that can be used to distinguish rumors from high-quality science, and determine what an established scientific ‘fact’ is, and what is still unknown.

Keywords:   genetic engineering, GE, humankind, environment, scientific fact

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