An Independent take on the Pope’s GM position

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Is the Catholic Church in favour of GM crops?
Lab Notes
By Steve Connor
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Is the Vatican close to endorsing the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in order to feed the world’s growing population? Could it be that the Catholic Church is about to take a moral position on GM food?

A leaked document from a group of scientists linked to Rome has set a hare running about the possible endorsement of GM technology by the Pope. The document, from scientists linked to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, suggested that there is a moral duty to adopt GM technology in order to combat hunger.

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David Tribe is an applied geneticist, teaching graduate/undergrad courses in food science, food safety, biotechnology and microbiology at the University of Melbourne.