There are several problems related to GMOs that need to be addressed. The power of multinational corporations over food production needs to be reduced, and GMOs - like any new innovations - need to be regulated appropriately. However, completely banning all GMO production is not sensible since the benefits of being able to produce more healthy food more efficiently are overwhelmingly greater than the potential risks and problems of GMO production. GMOs help massively in combating famine, malnutrition and the overconsumption of resources in food production. There is vast scientific evidence that supports this conclusion coming from organisations such as the EU and the FAO. On issues as significant as global food production we need to build policies on a strong scientific basis, and therefore I oppose completely banning GMOs.
|Motion:||Reinventing our agricultural policies.|
|Proposer:||Iiris Suomela (Finnish Green youth)|