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Moratorium on GM food would perpetuate world hunger

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7197.1506a (Published 05 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1506
  1. Richard Woodman
  1. London

    There is a compelling moral imperative to make genetically modified crops available to developing countries who want to use them to alleviate hunger and poverty, according to a report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.

    The council, an independent body which examines ethical issues raised by developments in medicine and biology, firmly rejected calls for a moratorium on the commercial planting of genetically modified (GM) crops, arguing that the technology has the potential to bring about important benefits such as improved nutrition, enhanced pest resistance, increased yields, and …

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