Prince Charles Warns of Genetically Modified Crops
Prince Charles, who has become an active and occasionally outspoken encironmental advocate over the years, has come out with a strong statement against genetically modified food. In fact, he says the use of such crops would be the biggest environmental disaster of all time.
Prince Charles said the widespread use of genetically modified crops would the "biggest disaster environmentally of all time" in a newspaper interview published on Wednesday.
The 59-year-old heir to the throne is well known for his support of organic farming but his comments during an interview with the Daily Telegraph are his most outspoken attack yet on GMO foods.
His views will strike a chord in Britain where biotech crops have faced significant opposition, with concerns centred on both food safety and possible environmental impacts.