posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 07:02 PM
The Observer, Sunday 23 January 2011
Sir John Beddington argues that moves to block GM crops on moral grounds are no longer sustainable
"Genetically modified crops are the key to human survival, says UK's chief scientistSir John Beddington argues that moves to block GM crops on moral
grounds are no longer sustainable."
"Moves to block cultivation of genetically modified crops in the developing world can no longer be tolerated on ethical or moral grounds, the
government's chief scientist, Sir John Beddington, has warned. He said the world faced "a perfect storm" of issues that could lead to widespread food
shortages and public unrest over the next few decades. His warning comes in the wake of food riots in north Africa and rising global concern about
mounting food prices."
The article continues:
"He emphasised the role of modern biotechnological techniques, including GM crops, in the future of global food production. "There will be no silver
bullet, but it is very hard to see how it would be remotely sensible to justify not using new technologies such as GM. Just look at the problems that
the world faces: water shortages and salination of existing water supplies, for example. GM crops should be able to deal with that."
What do you think ATS members, do you agree or disagree with his position?
edit on 23-1-2011 by manta78 because: (no reason given)