Tuesday, 8 December 2009

MILLSTONE ON THE ETHICS OF GM CROP DEVELOPMENT

By Julia Day

Under what circumstances could the trajectory of GM crop development become beneficial for poor farmers? Erik Millstone explored this idea at recent Royal Society of Chemistry meeting, entitled: Genetic modification: solution or problem?

Erik's presentation (below) asks - and answers - the key question: are the GM crops currently available, and those under development, suitable for the needs and interests of poor rural subsistence farmers?

The Guardian quoted some of his comments in ies leader column on 4 December, headlined Food sustainability; Modified options.




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