12 August 2008

Genetically Modified Food: Feeding Millions

The verdict is in: Prince Charles screened The Happening one too many times (heck, once is too many).

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, the idiot royal claimed "mass development of genetically modified crops risks causing the world's worst environmental disaster."

The truth? Genetically modified crops provide cheap food to millions of people worldwide.

Comments like Prince Charles' risk alarming people unnecessarily and provoking bad policy. The EU already uses fear-mongering re: genetically modified foods as a not-so-clever form of protectionism. Statement's like Charles exacerbate the existing problem.

Hey Charles, here's a tip: leave the science to the scientists.

*UPDATE 13 August 11:45pm PST: the Reason blog weighs in against the idiocy of Charles and in favor of GM foods.

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