EU must change policies regarding GMOs or face ‘scientific, economic and social consequences’

(Summary)

The European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) has warned that European countries must change their policies regarding genetically modified crops or else face detrimental “scientific, economic and social consequences,” British Influence reports. European farmers have “far less new technology to drive agriculture production than in other parts of the world” because of rampant anti-GM policies in the EU. Research and development in biotechnology has stagnated, hurting farmers who need to meet the “growing demand for healthy and affordable food.” Tornio Borg, the European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, has called on environment ministers to make “a decision on authorizing a GM strain of maize” to encourage acceptance of GMOs.

Read the full, original story here: “Point of View: Get real on GMOs”

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