The Chief Executive Officer of Nestle has declared very recently that the refusal of GMOs by Europeans was an egoist position. By its position of refusal, Europe would not assume, according to him, its responsibility to fight against hunger (Agence France Presse, 27/11/2000). From a company that has been accused of being responsible for millions of deaths with its propaganda for powder milk instead of breast milk, this statement has something very indecent. But, it constitutes also another clear example of the perverse and indecent use of the hunger in the world by the private companies for their GMO development propaganda.
Concerning hunger in the world, my global impression, after all the exchanges that we have had here in this conference, is that no biotechnologist till now has been able to demonstrate the necessity and adaptability of GMO to fight against hunger.
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