quarta-feira, maio 19, 2004
Segundo o EU Business a UE prepara-se para levantar a proibição à comercialização de OGM's.
Um recente relatório da FAO vêm reforçar a ideia dos benefícios e da segurança dos OGM's embora sem abandonar a ideia de que se deve continuar a estudar o seu impacto.
The 17 May report 'Agricultural Biotechnology: Meeting the Needs of the Poor?' states that transgenic technology has great potential for increasing crop yields, reducing costs to customers and improving the nutritional value of foods. It stresses, however, the need for a crop-by-crop approach to assess the risks as well as the importance of more funding by national governments.
GM crops currently on the market are safe to eat, the report adds, and notes that scientists differ with regard to their opinions on their environmental impact. The report therefore calls for more research to measure the environmental consequences of the so-called 'gene flow'.
The report concludes that 'science cannot declare any technology completely risk free.' It says that it is unrealistic to demand complete certainty about the effects of a technology before deciding whether to use it.
posted by Miguel Noronha 9:18 da manhã
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