Crop Biotech Update

EU Chief Scientific Adviser Sees Need to Tackle Global Food Issues with Biotech

February 24, 2012

Dr. Anne Glover, the first ever European Union chief scientific adviser, sees the need to "seriously look at GM crops when we tackle the global problem of climate change and being able to feed the population of the world. It links into food security as well and we do need to think about that." In an exclusive interview with PublicServiceEurope.com, Glover said that being in molecular biology has allowed her to know the power of the technology and in making appropriate regulations.

"By turning our backs on the evidence, there is a question over whether we are still going to be as competitive. We need to seriously look at GM crops when we tackle the global problem of climate change and being able to feed the population of the world. It links into food security as well and we do need to think about that," the scientific adviser added.

Glover averred that for Europe to be successful in the 21st century and beyond, the economy has to be based on science, engineering and technology.

View http://www.publicserviceeurope.com/article/1519/the-new-eu-chief-scientist-in-her-first-major-interview for the full interview.