EU policy making on GMOs has lost track of science
Published 28 October 2013
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can foster more sustainable farming, more crop varieties and healthier crops, but the debate on GMOs is politicised and lacks scientific justification, writes Marc Van Montagu.
Marc Van Montagu is the 2013 World Food Prize laureate and chairman of the Public Research and Regulation Initiative (PRRI).
On 16 October 2013, World Food Day, I wrote on behalf of PRRI and several farmers organisations to the Presidents of the EU Institutions, expressing our deep concern about the effects of EU GMO policies and regulations on the potential of modern biotechnology to strengthen sustainable agricultural production.