Banning GM foods: Is it ethical to deny a hungry child a meal because of theoretical risks?

In declaring a sweeping ban on all genetically modified products, the government unwittingly invoked the Hyderabad Declaration made during the Public Health Foundation of India meeting on law and public health in 2008.

This declaration simply asserts that without exceptions, all significant advances in population health require and involve the use of the law. Nevertheless, ethical issues inevitably arise when dealing with food matters in the context of hunger and malnutrition. 

Is it ethical to deny a hungry child a meal because of theoretical risks?

View the original article here: Banning genetically modified foods won’t reduce cancer; what of tobacco?

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