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110 Nobel Laureates Sign Letter Calling Greenpeace to Stop GMO Opposition

July 6, 2016

More than 100 Nobel Laureates have taken the stand to support GMOs and biotechnological innovations in agriculture by signing a letter calling upon Greenpeace to cease and desist GMO opposition specifically Golden Rice, and for governments around the world to reject Greenpeace's campaign against Golden Rice, and crops and foods improved through biotechnology in general.

Addressed to the leaders of Greenpeace, the United Nations, and the Governments around the world, the letter cites that scientific and regulatory agencies around the world have repeatedly and consistently found crops and foods improved through biotechnology to be as safe as, if not safer than those derived from any other method of production. There has never been a single confirmed case of a negative health outcome for humans or animals from their consumption.

A strong call to action, the letter urges Governments to do everything in their power to oppose Greenpeace's actions and accelerate the access of farmers to tools of modern biology, especially seeds improved through biotechnology. The Laureates close the letter by asking, "How many poor people in the world must die before we consider this a crime against humanity?"

To read the letter, or sign the petition, visit the Support Precision Agriculture website.