LONDON, January 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Scientific study confirms Rael's prediction
Rael, founder and leader of the International Raelian Movement, has been the most fervent advocate of Genetically Modified (GM) food. Indeed, as he predicted for many years, it's the only means to end starvation.
Those who claim that GM crops will cause an environmental disaster are like those who tried to prevent cars from replacing horses a century ago on similar grounds," he commented after hearing a statement on the subject made by the prince in 2008. "The truth is, if we had stuck with horses, London would now be one meter deep in horsesh*t!"
Supporting Rael's view is a UK study involving 400 experts from 35 countries that has just called for urgent action to avert global hunger. The Foresight Report on Food and Farming Futures says the current system is unsustainable and will fail to end hunger unless radically redesigned. It also says the use of particular technologies, such as genetic modification, cloning and nanotechnology, should not be ruled out. And Sir John Beddington (the government's chief scientist) argues that moves to block GM crops on moral grounds are no longer sustainable.
Rael pointed out that there isn't enough arable land on Earth to feed the entire population using only organic and pesticide-based farming.
"Privileged, overfed, over-rich countries like the United Kingdom can afford to debate this issue," Rael said. "Fortunately, most African leaders are focused on giving food to the continent's starving children rather than on debate. GM crops are the only solution to the food crisis, and they're 100 percent safe!"
As a science-based religion, the Raelian Movement teaches that science should not be restricted and that it should always used to help humanity.
"We were created from science and all the problems on this planet can be solved through science and love," said Glenn Carter, president of the UK Raelian Movement.
"We are very happy that finally public opinion will be challenged and ultimately changed in this matter, however it is disappointing that it has taken so long and ultimately this crisis to provoke a rethink in attitude. Maybe now it will not be so 'PR sound' for 'Pret A Manger' to advertise that their food is GM free?" added Glenn.
Glenn warns "All those scare mongers who criticised GM food should take note, and ask yourselves what else have you commented on that has retarded the progress of science and in turn nudged our planet ever closer to an avoidable crisis?"
SOURCE Raelian Movement