Growing Voices are a EuropaBio initiative aiming to highlight the broad based and growing constituency of interest in genetically modified (GM) crops in Europe.
A significant body of evidence shows that GMO import bans in EU member states would adversely impact European farmers and consumers, increasing the price of feed and food in the EU. See EuropaBio's latest factsheet on the subject, and decide for yourself!
In this new Politico opinion article, Bayer's CEO Marijn Dekkers explains why Europe's obsession with risk is hindering innovation. As other regions of the world move forward, more evidence-based policy in Europe would help to rekindle previous advances.
Papers that describe harmful effects to animals fed genetically modified crops are under scrutiny for alleged data manipulation, thanks to Italian senator Elena Cattaneo.
GMOs could make a huge difference in Africa by allowing small holder farmers to improve malnutrition and be competitive on the world market, said Bill Gates at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
"About 92% of the European agriculture sector (that) produces meat and fish use GM crops," correctly stated EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety.
Read the Financial Times' interview with Tom Vilsack, the US agriculture secretary.