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The Prince, in an exclusive interview with the Daily Telegraph, also expressed the fear that food would run out because of the damage being wreaked on the earth's soil by scientists' research.
He accused firms of conducting a "gigantic experiment I think with nature and the whole of humanity which has gone seriously wrong".
"Why else are we facing all these challenges, climate change and everything?".
Relying on "gigantic corporations" for food, he said, would result in "absolute disaster".
"That would be the absolute destruction of everything... and the classic way of ensuring there is no food in the future," he said.
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The Prince told The Daily Telegraph last week that future reliance on corporations to mass-produce food would drive millions of farmers off their land.
Ministers were privately furious about the attack, which they believe risks becoming a constitutional crisis. One Labour source said the Prince had “overstepped the mark”.
Mr Woolas said: “I’m grateful to Prince Charles for raising the issue. He raises some very important doubts that are held by many people. But government ministers have a responsibility to base policy on science and I do strongly believe that we have a moral responsibility to the developing world to ask the question: can GM crops help?
“It’s easy for those of us with plentiful food supplies to ignore the issue, but we have a responsibility to use science to help the less well off where we can. I’m asking to see the evidence. If it has been a disaster, then please provide the evidence.”
Scientists have applied to plant genetically modified trees in Britain despite fears that they will damage native wildlife, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose.
Supporters of GM trees say the technology can also be used to help protect Britain's forests from disease
They have asked the Forestry Commission for permission to put GM trees on its land for an international study into biofuels. But environmental campaigners have pledged to fight the scheme.
Campaigners have said they will fight a UN decision that could see plantations of genetically modified trees grown in the wild.
The 150 countries that are members of the Convention on Biological Diversity - the leading international agreement for ecological governance - refused to ban the controversial trees during their conference in Bonn, Germany.
Originally posted by Zepherian
In my honest opinion, if you solve the elitist sociopath insanity, allowing the common man to function without insane social pressures, things will get better. And nature, if it is not under attack by these morons, would snap back into it's default lush state within 5-10 years.
Originally posted by Zepherian
It all depends on two things: the degree at which they interact with classical crops, and the degree at which they will be farmed. If they don't interact and won't be farmed we don't have a problem. If they replace natural crops phasing them out as people farm mostly GMO's we have lost food independence and will be eating literally toxic foodstuffs which will turn most of humanity into subhumans. So yeah, there is potentially a huge issue.
If we take control of our democracies and legislate correctly we can focus the atention on the companies and control them, up to the point of activating suicide genes in GMO's if we have to.
We need to opt out of the elite controlled corporate economy, it's that simple. We need to go back to smaller companies that function locally so that money stays in the community and the quality of the goods is something people can be held directly accountable for without corporate liability shields. This will work against GMO's and other areas where we are being hurt, like the pharmacological industry.
Originally posted by RogueX
While I agree that we should be careful of the effects of GM crops on the environment, you must also realize that many American farmers already use GM crops especially corn, cotton, and soy because they produce so much more than regular crops.