This debate is heating up (see Monsanto and Others Infiltrate NC Museum of Natural Sciences Tomorrow – Take Action!) and your comments are needed. The Museum considers Biotechnology Day to be an “impartial” forum. I do not understand this position and strongly disagree. Only industry representatives and industry-funded representatives are presenting, so how can this forum be impartial, especially when it comes to GMOs? Monsanto, Bayer Crop Science other industry reps are the only ones presenting on the GMO topic.
Where are the Institute for Responsible Technology, the Cornucopia Institute and other groups who are the leaders that bring forth information that the GMO industry prefers not to discuss? Were they invited to Biotechnology Day? I suspect not, but will verify this suspicion.
You can see the Museum’s position at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/naturalsciences. If you disagree that industry reps from Monsanto and other companies are impartial, please go to the Museum’s Facebook page and make a comment after reading their position.