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In the pathbreaking book The Golem: What you Should Know About Science, Harry Collins and Trevor Pinch claimed that citizens of technological societies needed to pay attention to controversial science. Collins and Pinch argued that scientific controversies exist when the criteria that impart ‘scientific competence’ are publicly contested. “And we do not have to rely solely on critics of science to learn that politics often map on to and infuse scientific endeavors”. An insight into Science, Politics and the Quest to Secure Sustainable Food Futures for Africa in the lead up to NEF Global Gathering 2018 in March, Kigali, Rwanda, by Adam Sneyd, Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Guelph, Canada, member of the NEF Scientific Program Committee, and author of Cotton (Polity Press, 2016). Read more