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February 2013's selection of notable quotes
February 1, 2013|
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—Environmental advocate Mark Lynas, publicly apologizing for his 2-decade-long anti-GMO stance in a speech at the Oxford Farming Conference (Jan. 3, 2013)
—Physiologist and in vitro meat researcher Mark Post, quoted in “Inside the Meat Lab: The Future of Food” (The Guardian, Jan. 5, 2013)
—Two of the soul-bearing tweets posted in response to a request for scientists to divulge methodological unorthodoxies (Twitter hashtag #overlyhonestmethods, Jan. 7, 2012)
—Evolutionary microbiologist Carl Woese, who rewrote the tree of life with his discovery of archaea in 1977 and died on Dec. 30, 2012 (New York Times interview, Oct. 15, 1996)
—Paul Brookes, an associate professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a self-identified owner of the now-defunct Science Fraud blog, in a post explaining why libel threats had led him to shut down the site (as reported on Retraction Watch, Jan. 3, 2013)
—Harvard economist and former Obama economics advisor Larry Summers, on why it makes economic sense for the US government to fund biomedical research (Proto interview, Fall 2012)
February 1, 2013
Post's quote is idiotic and sensationalistic. He obviously doesn't understand the complete energy and material requirements needed to build a monster vehicle from scratch. From the original article in which he was quoted, "The star of the Dutch research into in-vitro meat, Dr Mark Post, promised that the first artificial hamburger, made from 10bn lab-grown cells, would be ready for "flame-grilling by Heston Blumenthal" by the end of 2012." I truly wonder if his "meat" is actually more cost and environmentally effective than the natural source.