17 August 1998
Scientists worried by GM food
LEADING scientists are concerned about the risk from genetically modified (GM) crops and foods, according to a survey by The Independent.
Some of the scientists questioned fear that genes put into crops to confer new traits could escape into the wild, or even affect human health in unpredictable ways. They suspect that the long-term experiments necessary to assess the risks have not been carried out.
But, somewhat at variance with their professional judgement, most scientists said they would still eat the products, the survey found.
- Top scientist backs GM food, FWi, 14 August
The Independent 17/08/98 page 6