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A food crisis may be necessary to make EU consumers understand the value of genetically modified food, a senior US government aide has warned.
Jack Bobo, senior adviser on biotech to Hillary Clinton, said the EU moratorium on GM crops has been a disaster for trade and he urged countries to make decisions on the technology based on science and not politics.
When asked what it would take for European countries such as France to change their hardline stance on GMs, he said: “My fear is that it will take a crisis. It will only occur when everybody sees and feels the pain of not having biotechnology and then they require it.”
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