The GMO debate is back into mainstream news, as 110 Nobel laureates (out of the 297 living) signed a ‘cease and desist’ open letter to Greenpeace. The target is its anti-GMO campaign, which they deem anti-scientific. And Golden Rice is the spearhead of the accusations…
How many poor people in the world must die before we consider this a ‘crime against humanity’?”.
This is the question that over a hundred Nobel Laureates are asking, regarding what they call a campaign to block market access of genetically modified crops. The target is Greenpeace and its supporters.
The campaign behind the letter is Support Precision Medicine. It highlights that biotechnological innovation is key to answer the rising demand for food and that science supports the safety of GMOs.
Particularly, an important point is that the scientific evidence supports that genetic modifications in a lab are not more dangerous than other ways humans have modified crops. This includes traditional breeding –