In a rare agreement with science, The Vatican—specifically the Pontifical Academy of Sciences—has endorsed genetically modified crops. On the grounds that GMOs can help end world hunger.
An odd endorsement, because initial reports said the church was against genetically modified organisms, since they conflict with “god the creator.”
During a week-long seminar participants concluded GMO crops enhance food safety, improve health and environmental sustainability.
But some who attended the seminar—these people I agree with—say GMOs allow big business to control agriculture and the high-cost of GMO crops would price out non-profit organizations trying to help the poor.
My concern has always been ecological implications. GMOs are mutant species that could muscle out indigenous plants. Plus, who knows what these Frankenstein foods will do inside our bodies!