Church view on GMOs
January 5, 2011 2 Comments
The Roman Catholic Church (Vatican) keeps a close watch on scientific discoveries and has at times published statements on topics regarding genetics. In his 1990 World Day of Peace message, Pope John Paul II announced that he did not prohibit the use of genetic modification for food. He insisted however that it be controlled by society and that we safeguard the integrity of creation, respect life of all forms, and uphold human dignity. More recently, in 2009, the church launched a study on GMOs sponsored by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, where they came to a favourable conclusion about GMOs, stating them as helpful to improving the lives of the poor .