UK, Kenya, China: doing the GMO two-step

| | December 13, 2012
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Gotta love the candor of UK Environment Secretary Owen Paterson, who reportedly called consumer opposition to genetically modified (GM) food technology “complete nonsense,” and didn’tstop there, according to this Telegraph article:

Any move to allow the use of GM crops could be highly controversial, but Mr Paterson dismissed critics of the technology as “humbugs” and said that the case for GM food now needed to be made “emphatically”.

 The article notes with some understatement that Paterson’s comments are “likely to alarm” those who oppose GM foods. Such alarm has found a foothold in a recent study reporting tumors in rats fed GM foods, although scientists around the world have found multiple issues with that study. In spite of its shaky scientific standing, however, the report by Seralini et al. appears to have triggered at least one governmental move to a GM ban, in Kenya.

Related article:  Not all science created equal: The genetically engineered crops story

 

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