More than 100 Nobel laureates have a message for Greenpeace: Quit the G.M.O.-bashing.
Genetically modified organisms and foods are a safe way to meet the demands of a ballooning global population, the 109 laureates wrote in a letter posted online and officially unveiled at a news conference on Thursday in Washington, D.C.
Opponents, they say, are standing in the way of getting nutritious food to those who need it.
“Greenpeace has spearheaded opposition to Golden Rice, which has the potential to reduce or eliminate much of the death and disease caused by a vitamin A deficiency (VAD), which has the greatest impact on the poorest people in Africa and Southeast Asia,” the laureates wrote in the letter.
Excerpted from nytimes.com