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(Posted Thu. Jun 30th, 2016)
Today, national media gathered for the announcement of a letter signed by more than 100 Nobel Laureates supporting modern agricultural practices and condemning non-governmental organizations and those governments who oppose the use of these life-saving technological progressions.
The press conference followed an article yesterday in The Washington Post which reported that “107 Nobel laureates sign letter blasting Greenpeace over GMOs.”
Joining together to support agricultural biotechnology and draw attention to the fear-based attacks on a safe, proven technology, this group of internationally renowned scientists highlighted the benefits of biotechnology as well as the safety of GMO crops.
“The National Corn Growers Association has long been a strong advocate for access to this safe, proven technology,” said Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action Team Chair John Linder, a farmer from Edison, Ohio. “This is yet another strong affirmation from the most knowledgeable minds around the world that GMOs are not only safe but also beneficial for our planet and the people with which we share it.”
Calling for an end to “opposition based on emotion and dogma contradicted by data,” the signatories urged the United Nations and governments around the world to “accelerate the access of farmers to all the tools of modern biology, especially seeds improved with biotechnology.”
To read the full letter, click here.