Decision makers who continue to cast into doubt the safety of GMOs should explain why they trust unfounded scaremongering more than the verdicts of renowned organisations including their own European Food Safety Authority, the European Academies of Science, the World Health Organisation, and the European Commission.
Anthea McIntyre, Member of the European Parliament
MEP Anthea McIntyre is keen to embrace accelerated breeding techniques based on scientific evidence and she calls consumers to keep an open mind.
Julie Girling, Member of the European Parliament
Europe has a clear and rigorous approval process, which politicians put aside because the topic is too polarized. MEP Julie Girling believes that with the renewal of the Parliament it is the time to move forward in the GM debate.
Paola Testori Coggi, European Commission
The challenges of population growth and climate change remind us every day that critical political decisions need to be taken rapidly. In this regard, Paola Testori Coggi is convinced that GMOs have a role to play and she sees in new generations of GMOs that have direct consumer benefits an opportunity to address citizens’ needs, demands and concerns. (January 2014)