The term \”genetic modification\” provokes widespread fears about the corporate control of agriculture, and of the unknown. However, results from 25 years of EU-funded research show that there is \”no scientific evidence associating GM plants with higher risks for the environment or for food and feed safety than conventional plants and organisms\”. This of course does not prove GM methods are 100% safe, but makes clear there is no evidence to the contrary.
Seems a fair enough summation.
But how much proof is proof?
How far can we go in showing that there\’s no danger from GM…..possibly not far enough to stop Greenpeace digging up controlled trials as they just did in Australia?
Which is the problem of course. Not just that it\’s near impossible to prove the negative in this case, but that the most vocal opponents aren\’t actually interested in either proof or evidence.
For they already \”know\”. Always the problem with zealots……