GM crops & foods: promises, profits & politics - leaflet

18 August 2011

Empty promises of bountiful, designer foods are used to foist Genetically Manipulated (GM) crops and foods onto reluctant governments, farmers and shoppers. GM cannot 'feed the world' and may even worsen hunger. The UN FAO says there is now enough food to feed 12 billion people but unfair trade, our economic priorities and social conflicts allow a billion people to starve. GM technology cannot right this injustice, but false promises take scarce resources away from finding durable solutions to feed, house and clothe us all. Independent scientific evidence also shows that some GM foods may pose risks to human and animal health and the environment, but industry hides the truth.

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