It seems the Prince of Wales is not only opposed to the technology of GM food, but is also against evil corporations being involved in food production.
He accused firms of conducting a “gigantic experiment I think with nature and the whole of humanity which has gone seriously wrong”.
“Why else are we facing all these challenges, climate change and everything?”
It’s funny how people who talk most about the “scientific consensus” on climate change are not so accepting of scientific opinion when it relates to things like GM foods and nuclear power, isn’t it? Even more amazing, is that someone in such a privileged position can be so anti-corporate.
Relying on “gigantic corporations” for food, he said, would result in “absolute disaster”.
“That would be the absolute destruction of everything… and the classic way of ensuring there is no food in the future,” he said.
He then goes on with the usual rants of “food security” being more important than “food production” (as though they are mutually exclusive). He had this to say of India’s Green revolution:
“…It worked for a short time but now the price is being paid.
“I have been to the Punjab where you have seen the disasters that have taken place as result of the over demand on irrigation because of the hybrid seeds and grains that have been produced which demand huge amounts of water.
As the Adam Smith Institute points out, the “price being paid” is a decrease in poverty and an increase in health, but apparently that’s all meaningless if it impacts the environment in any way.
Hat Tip: Adam Smith Institute