The anti-science food Luddites of the left

Bjorn Lomborg:
Is Greenpeace committing a crime against humanity?

A letter from 110 Nobel laureates suggests as much. It urges the environmental group to drop its campaign against genetically modified foods, particularly so-called “Golden Rice,” which could help prevent millions of deaths in the developing world.

Calling GMOs food “Frankenfood” is a brilliant scare-mongering term, heavily promoted by Greenpeace. But it has no basis in reality.

Just a couple of months ago, the National Academies of Sciences found in its latest report that GMOs “are as safe as” non-GMOs foods. The European Union has concluded after 130 research projects and 25 years of research that “there is, as of today, no scientific evidence associating GMOs with higher risks for the environment or for food and feed safety than conventional plants and organisms.”

And the American Association for the Advancement of Science concludes that “the science is quite clear: crop improvement by the modern molecular techniques of biotechnology is safe.”
They could be doing the scaremongering for fundraising purposes.  Whatever their reasons they are clearly wrong and people in food poor countries are hardest hit by their attempt to deny them crops with superior yields.


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