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.