SIRC Media Watch Archive
Comment and Opinion – October 2001

Of public interest? "Genetically Engineered Foods On The Market Appear To Be Safe" says the headline. In an article strongly supportive of GMOs we read: "The tomatoes, potatoes, and wheat we buy in the supermarket have been drastically altered by breeding them with wild relatives, and those products are considered safe" … Genetically engineered crops could be a boon to farmers and consumers, especially in developing countries." … So where does this gushing pro-biotech announcement come from? A Monsanto-funded campaign group, or a research centre which serves the interests of the multinational ag-bio companies? Far from it. It comes from a press release issued by the Center for Science in the Public Interest – an advocacy group based in Washington DC. Full story.