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The scientific narrative around new food technologies needs to change

The scientific narrative around food biotechnologies, such as genetically modified crops, is ineffective at predicting their role in the development and change of agricultural practices and food. Here, we suggest placing the scientific discussion of new food technologies in the context of the political and economic forces that shape agriculture.

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We thank J. Larsson and P. Svensson for reviewing an earlier draft of this article, and C. Tarring for her detailed proofreading.

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K.F. conceptualized and drafted the initial article. K.F. and J.S.R. researched, edited and wrote subsequent drafts.

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Correspondence to Klara Fischer.

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Fischer, K., Rock, J.S. The scientific narrative around new food technologies needs to change. Nat Rev Bioeng 1, 786–787 (2023).

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