OpEd :: GE Crops Are Not the Answer
PAN senior scientist Dr. Marcia Ishii-Eiteman joined Dr. Hans Herren in an OpEd contesting the science behind the controversial 'Global Food Security Act.'
A closer look reveals that its otherwise commendable focus may be seriously undermined by a new clause lobbied for by one of America’s largest seed and chemical companies. This bill includes a mandate that we spend foreign aid dollars developing genetically modified (GM) crops. No other kind of agricultural technology is mentioned. Unsurprisingly, Monsanto has lobbied more frequently on this bill than any other entity. The trouble with a mandate for GM crops is this: it won’t work.
readMORE» The Hill, 04/22/10