Wednesday, October 01, 2008
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - MO, United States
Royce Dempsey and his daughter, Amber Dempsey, of Imperial, read about several of the plant projects in one of many greenhouses at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center during an open-house event Sunday afternoon. (Erik M. Lunsford/P-D)
Danforth scientists say they are committed to stamping out global hunger through disease resistant crops that conserve resources.
"They believe in the mission that plant science can improve the human condition," said ROGER BEACHY, president of the center. "This science can help the environment, and food safety, and food abundance."
Biotech proponents say such research is misunderstood, and its potential contributions are being thwarted by an unfair public perceptions.
"There's nothing but good reporting from the science," Beachy said. "We're disappointed when politicians don't have the conviction to go forward."
The rising cost of food, Beachy continued, seems to be helping sway some opinions. The global mind set, he said, "is slowly changing." Click here to read the complete article By Georgina Gustin ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH 09/29/2008
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