Tag Archives: Jack Bobo

Footprint Forum Report: Holding out for a hero

IN EUROPE, genetically modified crops have remained in labs while the rest of the world plants more and more. Does the technology need a champion?  It seemed apt that the Footprint Forum to discuss the sensitive issue of genetically modified (GM) crops took place in a secure room deep within the United States embassy in London. For while the…
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Footprint Forum: GM – Contemptible or Inevitable

On the 28th of February, members and guests of Footprint Forum gathered at the U.S. Embassy in London to debate GM - Contemptible or Inevitable. The objective of this session was to remove polarised subjectivity from the debate and frame the issue of genetically modified foods in the context of sustainability and sustainable supply chains.…
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GM needs a crisis to be accepted

ONE OF America’s most senior experts on biotechnology has warned that Europe won’t accept genetically modified (GM) foods unless there is a food crisis.   Addressing the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Food, Drink & Agriculture (CIM FDA) group last week, Jack Bobo, senior adviser for biotechnology at the US State Department, said with the public…
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GM needs a hero

GENETICALLY MODIFIED foods have very little chance of being accepted in Europe unless celebrity chefs and retailers back them.                           With UK retailers having put expansive GM-free policies in place – both for food and livestock feed – and misinformation in the mainstream…
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