These two essays contain important information that presents opposing views on the issue of biotechnology. The arguments presented in these two essays present good information that can influence policy making. Critical assessment of the two essays reveals that they present a cycle of information that has been widely circulated and which is being used in the open public to make informed decision on genetic engineering. However, they are deficient of authentication in the sense that they express personal review rather that scientific data. The two essays are based on what individuals feel about genetic engineering but they rarely gives factual scientific backing under which policy formulation will be based on.