I went to a Western Region Association of Public Land Grant Universities a few weeks ago. In attendance were the deans of western ag schools as well as the heads of each institutions, research, extension and teaching functions. Also invited were the western region representatives of the Council on Ag Research, Extension and Teaching (CARET) . There are 50 CARET reps nationwide. I was appointed by Dean Gallo to be Hawaii’s representative.
At the meeting I took the opportunity to ask some of the attendees their opinion about GMO issues. In the link above I asked Dean Burgess of the Univ of Az, College of Ag and Life Sciences, several questions about GMO’s. I think you may find the answers interesting. The tone is so different from the anti GMO crowd.
As a real farmer, who has produced more than 100 million pounds of fruits and vegetables during the last 35 years, Dean Burgess makes common sense to me.