Swedish plant scientists call for change in EU GM legislation

11th Oct 2011

41 leading Swedish plant scientists have issued an important statement, expressing dismay, bewilderment and anger that legislation of GM crops is not based on science, ignores recent evidence, and blocks opportunities to increase agricultural sustainability. They highlight the irrational and unwarranted obstacles that obstruct the deployment of this useful technology and prevent the development of innovations that will increase yields and reduce the environmental impact of agriculture. They believe that it is important that plant scientists use their credibility to change society towards a decision-making based on scientific evidence.

 

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