Kimmo Posted October 28, 2013 Share Posted October 28, 2013 (edited) “There is no consensus amongst scientific researchers over the health or environmental safety of GM crops and foods, and it is misleading and irresponsible for anyone to claim that there is." What? Who is this Professor at Lancaster University by the name of Brian Wynne? Then he has the gall to say the following: Indeed some key public interest questions revealed by such research have been left neglected for years by the huge imbalance in research funding, against thorough biosafety research and in favour of the commercial-scientific promotion of this technology. Then this other professor lady Vyvyan Howard, some kind of medically trained toxipathologist (whatever the hell that means) chimes in with this crap: A substantial number of studies suggest that GM crops and foods can be toxic or allergenic, and that they can have adverse impacts on beneficial and non-target organisms. yeah right, obviously she didn't get the memo about "Universal Consensus". Then she goes blah blah blah some more: But as the US has no GMO labelling and no epidemiological studies have been carried out, there is no way of knowing whether the rising rates of chronic diseases seen in that country have anything to do with GM food consumption or not. Therefore this claim has no scientific basis. Then this Andy Stirling professor dude and the UK government’s GM Science Review Panel crony pipes in: The main reason some multinationals prefer GM technologies over the many alternatives is that GM offers more lucrative ways to control intellectual property and global supply chains. To sideline open discussion of these issues, related interests are now trying to deny the many uncertainties and suppress scientific diversity. This undermines democratic debate – and science itself. Then Dr Hans Herren, a former winner of the World Food Prize and an Alternative Nobel Prize laureate, and Dr Pushpa Bhargava, known as the father of modern biotechnology in India, both signed on. Nonsense I bet some giant corporation is paying them millions to write this. Edited October 28, 2013 by Kimmo Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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