sábado, febrero 16, 2008

Experts - GM won't feed the world


EXTRACT: ...whilst experts all round the world have rejected GE as a solution to world hunger, the biotechnology industry continues to push them as a panacea for the world's poor. For example, the recent International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications’(ISAAA) report claims that half the world's population benefits from GE crops. This figure is arrived at by adding together the entire population figures of China, India and all other countries where GE crops are grown, despite the fact that these crops are only grown on a very small scale in the vast majority of those countries. In China, for example, GE represents only 2.9% of Chinese agriculture area, in Europe it is only 0.119% of the agricultural area.