Writing exclusively for Endeavour Public Affairs, Julie Girling MEP writes that technology is the key to solving the food security problem and to feeding an ever growing world population. In her article she argues that Europe is in grave danger of getting left behind as member states in the EU take very different stances on technological development and the result is stalemate.
Julie Girling is a Conservative Party member of the European Parliament representing the South West of England and Gibraltar. She is a member of the European Parliament’s Agriculture and Rural Development Committee and spokesman on agriculture for the Conservative MEPs.
Approving safe new products within legally prescribed and predictable timelines is the most obvious and linear generator of innovation, jobs and growth; something the Parliament must keep in mind the next time it is called upon to vote on a GMO approval file.