I know this was recent, but I could not find a publication date in this article. Anyway, here seems to be some strong movement from Pope Francis against GMOs. I have no idea what an encyclical is, but it sounds potent… perhaps for those of the Catholic faith.
Pope Francis’s encyclical didn’t just cover climate change, he also denounced pesticides and genetically engineered (GE) crops, declaring “the spread of these crops destroys the complex web of ecosystems, decreases diversity in production and affects the present and the future of regional economies.”
Biotech companies claim their products are key to solving hunger, but the Pope knows this isn’t true. No commercial GE crops are engineered for increased yield. Five of every six acres of GE crops are engineered for herbicide-tolerance, i.e. to survive being drenched with what would normally be a toxic…
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