TITLE

Let's not cave in to the anti-GM lobby

AUTHOR(S)
Grant, James
PUB. DATE
August 2003
SOURCE
Crops;8/02/2003, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Genetic modification (GM) technology is the exciting technology of this century, offering dramatic changes to the way people farm and produce food. At the recent GM Nation debates, anti-GM protestors dominated, arguing the same old points. Yet the U.S. has shown beyond any reasonable doubt that their fears are unfounded. There is enormous potential for GM crops once developed for better human nutrition and for medicine. GM crops are tested more comprehensively, and are probably safer than their non-GM counterparts. A billion people have eaten GM food over the past eight years with no ill effects. GM crops are probably safer to the environment than conventional crops. The author feels that as more and more countries grow GM crops there is simply no justification for the EU to prohibit imports and prevent European farmers from growing such crops too.
ACCESSION #
10610612

 

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