Two words strike particularly undeserved fear in the hearts of many
Americans: Nuclear and Genetic.
Although the current situation in Japan will likely renew recently
thawed nuclear anxieties, perhaps this disaster will force us to
overcome apprehensions regarding genetic engineering in the pursuit of
Japan’s nuclear woes round out a demoralizing 12 months for the energy
industry which saw 29 coal miners lose their lives in a horrific
accident in West Virginia and BP's offshore drilling rig explosion
that resulted in the death of eleven people and the biggest oil spill
in the history of the industry.
Biofuels, however, remain a safe and practicable energy technology.
No longer just rancid cooking oil in old diesel engines, current
efforts in the genetic engineering of non-food crops and algae hold
promising opportunities for biofuels as a truly feasible fossil fuel
Dov Greenbaum JD PhD
Mark Gerstein, PhD
Unpublished Letter to the Editor
"Japan’s Nuclear Crisis"
Wall Street Journal