Bio-Nuts: Antibiotech extremists refuse to let science change their minds, and won’t let consumers make up their own


Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace

Author(s): Henry I. Miller

Research Area: Agriculture, forestry and fishing; Health

Keywords: Medicine; Health; Biotechnology

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The antagonism of extremists toward the new biotechnology, or gene-splicing, applied to the production of innovative new drugs, and gene therapy for life-threatening diseases, agriculture, or anything else is based on the "Big Lie" that biotech applied to agriculture and food production is unproven, unsafe, untested, unregulated, and unwanted despite scientific evidence to the contrary.

A version of this essay appeared in GEN (Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News) on December 1, 2007.