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EU must reconsider its broken GMO evaluation process

According to a graduate of the European Public Affairs Masters program at Maastricht University, the European Union evaluation system of GMO crops is broken.

With such radical images conjuring GMOs as unnatural, many people put GMOs into the ‘avoid at all costs’ category, and therefore it is not surprising that in most EU member states, the public perception of GMOs is low.

Does it need to be monitored and heavily regulated, of course it does. But much as I see the benefits of having the recombinant blood clotting protein factor VIIII as an option for those with hemophilia, there are benefits to re-examining the acceptance of GM food, specifically produce. European Academies Science Advisory Council thoroughly examined GMOs and concluded that the EU must reconsider its stance against GMOs, this was supported by EU chief scientist Anne Glover.

 

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