Sense About Science is hosting a live Q&A in which it takes questions on people’s assumptions and misconceptions about what ‘natural’ really means. Are some foods more natural than others? Are the herbal medicines sold in health food shops really ‘all natural’? What would our countryside be like if we had never used artificial pesticides […]
Europe’s leading plant scientists call on national and European politicians to think again about the role of plant research, including the use of genetically modified (GM) plants.
The Open Letter signed by the scientists points out that if Europe is to reach the Horizon 2020 goals of tackling the societal challenge to provide a growing population with food in a sustainable way, they have to act for 1) adequate funding for plant science 2) possibilities to perform field experiments and 3) prompt […]
In a letter to Mr Jean-Claude Juncker PRRI underlines the extremely valuable role that chief scientific advisors have in governments and organisations, and expresses surprise that some organisations seem to be afraid that the EC President would have access to independent advice of a highly experienced and highly recognised scientist. The full text of […]