Supporters of genetically modified seeds and foods have long claimed to have “science” on their side when it comes to pushing more GMO on society. But one noted scientist says they have it backwards: They are the ones ignoring science, not those opposed to GMO crops and foods.
Dr. (Dame) Jane Goodall, the noted primate expert, has recently endorsed a new book that argues companies responsible for developing GMO foods and crops have distorted evidence to downplay dangers.
As reported by Britain’s Daily Mail:
Historically, critics of GM food have been lambasted by the GM companies, scientists who rely on their funding, and politicians, including the UK Government, as being “anti-science.”
However, Dame Jane argues that the advocates of GM food have ignored evidence of harm with the result it is they who are guilty of being “anti-science.”
She says that intervention in the food chain comes in the form of biotech giants like Monsanto, Syngenta and Bayer have used their clout with governments and industry to force GMO crops and foods onto plates in the U.S. without first conducting proper safety tests.
Book comes as UK, Europe consider lifting ban on GMO foods
As further noted by GM Watch:
The book, “Altered Genes, Twisted Truth,” features a foreword by the renowned primatologist Dame Jane Goodall, who will also speak at the conference, hailing it as “without doubt one of the most important books of the last 50 years.”
The findings contained in the book, which was written by American public interest attorney Steven Druker, come at a critical time; the United Kingdom is considering allowing the planting of commercial GMO crops after the European Parliament’s decision to allow member states to opt out of the EU-wide GMO blockade that has existed thus far…