Opinion: 50 Shades of GM May 29, 2015 Professor of Agricultural Biotechnology, Professor Michael Jones, says the laws related to plant breeding and genetic modification needs to catch up to science. In his opinion piece in ScienceNetwork WA’s Perspectives, Professor Jones says it’s a strange paradox that the less precise a technology, the less it is regulated and conversely the more knowledge and hard science that underlies a technology, the more it is regulated. He says the combination of seed or tissue samples imported from distant lands, that would otherwise not have crossed, is regarded as somehow as ‘natural.’ Yet any process in which the specific gene is isolated and transferred to improve the properties of a recipient plant in a precise and defined manner is heavily regulated. You can read Professor Jones’ article here. Print This Post Media contact: Hayley Mayne Tel: (08) 9360 2491 | Mobile: 0400 297 221 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Research, Animal and plant studies, environment and bioinformatics Tags: genetically modified, gm, michael jones, perspectives, sciencenetwork wa Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!