Source: American Seed Trade Association

Michael Spector, a reporter and author of the book "Denialism," expressed his concern about the public's fear of science including vaccinations and genetically engineered food and their role in society last week at the American Seed Trade Association's 127th Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

"People are anxious about the future and they don't understand who is right and who is wrong," Spector said. "Nothing in the world is without risk and this is something that American agriculture doesn't address.

"There is risk. When we get in a car, 50,000 of us are going to die just this year. That doesn't stop us from driving. Whatever our actions are, there are pluses and minuses that must be weighed."

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