Forewarned by the long history of insecticide resistance, the deployment of transgenic crops for insect control has incorporated resistance management plans from the beginning. Unfortunately, this has not been the case for transgenic crops engineered for herbicide tolerance. Greatly increased spraying to control weeds in these new crops has led to a rapid rise of herbicide resistance in several weed species (24), and agronomists must now follow entomologists in learning the hard lessons of the past 50 years.
Sheila Jasanoff, a professor of science and technology studies at Harvard University, has clearly refuted the fallacy that "the facts" present us with some inevitable and perfect technical solution to policy problems. Rather, as Jasanoff explains: "In regulatory science, more even than in research science, there can be no perfect, objectively verifiable truth. The most one can hope for is a serviceable truth: a state of knowledge that satisfies the test of scientific acceptability and supports reasoned decision making, but also assures those exposed to risk that their interests have not been sacrificed on the altar of impossible scientific certainty."
Shulman, Undermining science: Suppression and distortion in the Bush administration University of California Press (2008)
ちなみに引用符の中の言葉はJasanoffの著書 "The Fifth Branch: Science advisors as policy makers" からの引用だそうです。