Reuters Headine: More than 1,000 scientists, including two Nobel Prize winners, have endorsed genetically modified foods as safe, environmentally-friendly and a useful tool to help feed the developing world. (Feb. 19)
Q. Since when do scientists CAMPAIGN on social issues like this?
A. Since their own careers have started to be threatened by the common sense of common folk.
BUT WAIT - it gets murkier!...
The declaration, prepared by C.S. Prakash of Tuskegee University, describes agricultural biotechnology as a way to help enhance the quality of life.
Signers of the petition included more than 1,000 scientists from India, Australia, Israel, Denmark, Canada, the United States and other countries.
Most signers identified themselves as researchers in plant pathology and breeding and included several dozen scientists employed by biotech companies Monsanto Co. , Novartis AG, DuPont Co. and Dow Chemical Co.
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