Archive for August 5, 2003

God Greenlights GM

August 5, 2003

This should give the EU luddites a much needed shakeup:

THE Vatican has stunned opponents of genetically modified foods by declaring they hold the answer to world starvation and malnutrition.

Until Sunday’s statement the Vatican had been neutral in the European Union-US confrontation over GM food.

Obviously, nothing the Pope says will have much of an effect on the godless commies infesting the anti-GM activist groups around the world, but he does still have a bit of leverage where it really counts – with the people.

Regardless of religious beliefs, it’s good to see that someone, at least, is capable of applying a bit of good, old-fashioned common sense to the debate:

Archbishop Martino, who until last year was the Vatican representative at the UN, said he had lived for 16 years in the US “and I ate everything that was offered to me, including genetically modified products. They had no effect on my health. This controversy is more political than scientific.”

The Vatican study will argue that the future of humanity is at stake and that there is no room for the ideological arguments advanced by environmentalists.