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Article

12 Aug 2008

Author:
Jeff Randall, Telegraph (UK)

Prince Charles warns GM crops risk causing the biggest-ever environmental disaster

The mass development of genetically modified crops risks causing the world's worst environmental disaster, The Prince of Wales has warned...[he] said…multi-national companies were conducting an experiment with nature which had gone "seriously wrong"...[and] also expressed the fear that food would run out because of the damage being wreaked on the earth's soil by scientists' research…"Why else are we facing all these challenges, climate change and everything?"...Relying on "gigantic corporations" for food, he said, would result in "absolute disaster"…Small farmers, in particular, would be the victims…we [will] end up with millions of small farmers...being driven off their land into unsustainable, unmanageable, degraded and dysfunctional conurbations of unmentionable awfulness"…"Look at India...Look at western Australia..."