Edinburgh Research on GMOs

“Would you eat GMO meat?
Last summer scientists at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute announced that they had gene-edited a pig to be resistant to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, a common ailment in young just-weaned pigs reared in factory farm conditions.

Roslin and the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is now carrying out a survey on public attitudes to buying and eating GMO gene edited animals. We’re not sure how widely it has been circulated and, as yet, there appears to be no closing date, but we urge our supporters to take part.

Taking part will allow you express your views but it will also provide an eye opening experience of the assumptions about need and safety, exaggerations of benefits, lack of acknowledgement of risks and the slippery language that campaigners have to weave through with every new ‘innovation’ in genetically engineered food.”

From Beyond GM. What do you think?