TOP VATICAN OFFICIAL: GM FOODS CAN FEED THE WORLD*

From ISAAA 2002.12.19


Archbishop Renato Martino, who until recently represented the Holy See at the United Nations and now head of the Vatican's council dealing with social issues, said that GM foods could be used to feed the world's hungry, according to a news report by the South African Press Association (SAPA).

Martino said he had lived in
America for 16 years and ate what came from the market, including GM foods. "So far I have had no ill effects." He said that the controversy over rejection of GM foods was more "political than scientific."