27 September 2013

Chief EU scientist backs damning report urging GMO ‘rethink’

EASAC statement: "There is no evidence that GM technologies are any riskier than conventional breeding technologies

Studies linking genetically modified crops with adverse effects on the environment or animal health are based on “contested science”, according to a recent report by the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC), which received backing from Anne Glover, the EU’s chief scientific advisor.

The report from EASAC, published in June, warns of the “grave scientific, economic and social consequences of current European Union policy towards GM crops”, saying European countries should “rethink” their widespread rejection of the technology.

… Full text: www.euractiv.com/science-policymaking/chief-eu-scientist-backs-damning-news-530693?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=EurActivRSS

Tags: genetically modified organisms, GMOs, European Union policy, environmentalists, EU member states, scientific studies

Source: EurAktiv, press release, 2013-09-27.

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