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Environmentalist Says Anti-GM Foods Campaign Inhibits Feeding the Poor

Television chefs and other public figures have been blamed for preventing science from feeding the poor by campaigning against genetically modified foods.

The environmentalist Mark Lynas said GM crops could help provide more food at a lower price by reducing the need for pesticides and fertilisers.

He said the poorest people of the world could benefit from crops with added nutritional benefits or designed to resist droughts and floods, but such crops were not being developed because people in positions of power said GM was dangerous.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, the chef, the gardener Monty Don and the Prince of Wales have all spoken against GM.

Source: London Daily Telegraph. Read full article. (link)

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  • Sevo||

    “The risk today is not that anyone will be harmed by GM food, but that millions will be harmed by not having enough food, because a vocal minority of people in rich countries want their meals to be what they consider natural,” he said."

    Having a hard time believing anything this reasonable is printed in the MSM. Calling rich hypocrites on their bullshit isn't a money-making proposition.

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