Shame on Nature for saying, “the evidence available is not sufficient to justify the publication of the original paper.” The fact that transgenes get into maize is cause for caution. The agribusiness conglomerates are spending millions to stifle any intelligent debate about the risks and benefits of genetically engineered crops and modern chemicals. Without information from unbiased, scientifically based sources, we cannot make intelligent choices and are left at the mercy of the quest for profits.

Karen Martin
Simi Valley, Calif.