Countries impeding GMO use ‘must show proof’

The EU’s highest ranking scientific advisor has called for countries impeding GMO use to come up with proof.

The chief scientific advisor to the European Commission, Anne Glover, said that GMOs are no riskier than their conventionally farmed equivalents.

“There is no substantiated case of any adverse impact on human health, animal health or environmental health, so that’s pretty robust evidence, and I would be confident in saying that there is no more risk in eating GMO food than eating conventionally farmed food,” said Ms Glover, who became European Commission president José Manuel Barroso’s scientific advisor last December.

GMOs and other scientific advances must be explored in order to head off the increasing scarcity of energy and other resources and competition for land use, she said.


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