Prince Charles warns against genetically modified crops

August 13th, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 13 (DPA) Britain’s Prince Charles has warned against the industrial-scale development of genetically modified (GM) food in an unusually outspoken interview published Wednesday. Multinational companies developing GM crops were conducting a “gigantic experiment I think with nature and the whole of humanity which has gone seriously wrong”, he told the Daily Telegraph.

He especially warned against relying on “gigantic corporations” for food: “That would be the absolute destruction of everything … and the classic way of ensuring there is no food in the future.”

“I think it’s heading for real disaster,” he said. “What we should be talking about is food security not food production.”

Especially small farmers would suffer from the overreliance on large-scale industrial producers.

The British media were surprised about the unusually vehement comments from the heir to the throne.

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