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Friday, 17 January 2014

EU chief scientist: 'It is unethical not to use GM technology

A written interview with EU Chief scientist, Anne Glover, who has expressed that it would be unethical not to use GM technology when other approaches have failed as genetically modified crops can provide solutions to famine and malnutrition in developing countries.
In this interview, Anne Glover clarifies that the EASAC’s report on ‘Planting the future’ is an authoritative, joint statement of the national science academies from EU Member States and that its conclusions are made based on the best possible evidence.
She continues that there are still concerns about GM, but different than previously when the technology was in its infancy. Nowadays, people are concerned with the business practice in the agrifood sector due to the involvement of multinational companies and the regulatory burden by the EU, which creates difficulties for SMEs to enter the GM business. She explains the value of GM technology and dispels claims of critics, in particular the recent study lead by Gilles-Eric Séralini.

Source: EurActiv