Crop Biotech Update

Rethinking GMOs, Biotech Industry Encourages Europeans to Engage

January 23, 2013

Recognizing the need to engage the public in biotech communication, EurapaBio, published the brochure "Science not fiction: Time to think again about GM". The brochure provides "insights into the acceptance challenges of the past, the process of re-establishing ‘fact over fear', and the role of scientists, policymakers, the food chain, media and other stakeholders over the last 20 years," the EuropaBio press release said.

Carel du Marchie Sarvaas, Director of Agricultural Biotechnology at EuropaBio said , "We can't continue to tell people that organic and conventional crops are somehow ‘original' and GM is ‘other'. All of these seeds have been purposefully bred to improve our agriculture and food supply. GM is just another technique, but one that we need, in order to reduce the climatic and environmental impact of farming, whilst feeding a growing population."

Details of the  press release can be viewed at http://www.europabio.org/press/press-release-rethinking-gmos-biotech-industry-encourages-europeans-engage.