Greenpeace Founder Supports GM Foods

April 1, 2001

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Greenpeace Founder Supports GM Foods


Greenpeace Founder Supports GM Foods

AUBURN, Ala.--Former director of Greenpeace International and co-founder, Dr. Patrick Moore, recently announced his support of biotechnology by signing the "Declaration in Support of Agricultural Biotechnology," created by AgBioWorld, a lobbying group devoted to the advancement of agricultural technology. In a press release from the organization, Moore stated, "The campaign of fear now being waged against genetic modification is based largely on fantasy and a complete lack of respect for science and logic."

Moore joined AgBioWorld in rebuking claims that Golden Rice does not include enough pro-vitamin A to be beneficial to malnourished people. Dr. C.S. Prakash, president of AgBioWorld, stated, "The amounts required for preventing severe symptoms of vitamin A deficiency are significantly lower than given by RDA [Recommended Daily Allowance] values.

For more information, visit www.agbioworld.org.

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