Skip to comments.European Union urged to embrace genetically engineered crops
Posted on 04/27/2013 5:56:47 AM PDT by haffast
BRUSSELS, April 25 (UPI) -- The European Union will be unable to meet its agricultural policy goals unless it embraces genetically engineered crops, Spanish researchers said.
Paul Christou of the University of Lleida-Agrotecnio Center in Spain and colleagues said studies suggest the EU's stand on genetically-modified crops is undermining its competitiveness in the agricultural sector and that of its humanitarian activities in the developing world.
"Many aspects of the EU agricultural policy, including those concerning GMOs, are internally inconsistent and actively obstruct what the policy sets out to achieve," the scientists wrote in the journal Trends in Plant Science,.
A de facto moratorium exists in Europe on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops such as maize, cotton and soybean, even as the same products are imported because of insufficient capacity to produce them by conventional means at home, the scientists said.
"EU farmers are denied freedom of choice -- in essence, they are prevented from competing because EU policies actively discriminate against those wishing to cultivate genetically engineered crops, yet exactly the same crops are approved for import," Christou said.
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"DuPont contends that the 247 patent is invalid because it fails to name Dennis McCabe, Paul Christou, and Brian Martinell as inventors. A patent is invalid if it fails to meet the requirement that all of the actual inventors, and only the actual inventors, be named as inventors in the patent.
When people start getting hungry they realize that they better start being a little less PC.
Just like here, only (supposedly) we have more power in swaying government policies.
Aren’t most GMO organisms created using special “viruses” that have slices of a targeted trait/gene from some species “A” implanted in them. Then the modified “viruses” are injected into reproductive cells of the targeted species “B” where they “come alive” and create DNA copies that become planted in random locations on species “B’s” DNA. Some of the transplanted genes from “A” then produce the trait of “A” in species “B” and are automatically passed to every new cell. The problem is that some of the “A” genes got attached to species “B’s” DNA in random places and cause unintended mutations that can do unheard of things; but even worse, the “viruses” remain active and continue to cause random transplantations of gene “A” into other species that eat or contact the GMO organism. In other words, the GMO tissue acts as if it is radioactive; I’d say “Genoactive”!
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