Former Indiana governor and current president of Purdue University Mitch Daniels had some strong words for opponents of biotechnology when he addressed the American Seed Trade Association annual meeting in Indianapolis recently.
“It’s bogus for people to try and alarm consumers about fictional difficulties with biotechnology,” said Daniels in an interview with Brownfield Ag News following his address. “The fight against biotechnology is anti-poor. We have arguments for labeling products. Well I have one for GMOs. Being anti-GMO should be labeled as heartless, cruel, and frankly immoral.”
Daniels hopes that those who are opposed to the use of biotechnology will eventually change their minds. “I hope they will rethink their opposition and support thoughtful, careful use of these technologies,” he says. “It is our only hope in feeding a world of 9 billion people.”
Listen to Meghan Grebner’s interview with Daniels here: Interview with Purdue President Mitch Daniels