Crop Biotech Update

GM Crops Recommended as Key Part of Obama's "Evergreen Revolution"

December 17, 2010

President Barack Obama announced in November that the U.S. and India would create a partnership to make an "'Evergreen Revolution" that would address global agricultural productivity. To have any "real, revolutionary" impact, Former U.S. Department of Agriculture Chief Scientist and Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics Gale A. Buchanan said that it must capitalize on the value of genetically modified (GM) crops. He gave this recommendation during his keynote address at Sigma Xi's "Food Safety and Security: Science and Policy" symposium.

"The world has got to accept genetically modified plants because not to is to fail to acknowledge one of the most important discoveries of the 21st century," Buchanan asserted.

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