The Washington Post has seen the light. A Sunday editorial lambasted European policymakers for “responding to irrational consumer fears” about biotech foods by stifling science and pandering to the most alarmist sector of the voting population. “Given the promise of biotechnology,” offers the Post, “you might think that the world would accept the manageable risks associated with it. So far, after all, not a single genetically modified product has been shown to harm human health; on the other hand, the more abundant and cheaper food that biotechnology promises could make a huge difference to consumers, especially in poor nations with extensive malnourishment.”