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Vatican newspaper: No Church position on genetically-modified potato

Catholic World News - March 05, 2010

Following the European Commission’s approval of a genetically-modified potato for industrial purposes, the Vatican newspaper has explained that the Church has taken no position on the issue of genetically-modified produce.

“There has been talk of an explicit 'yes' to the use of genetically modified organisms in agriculture, confusing once again personal commentaries of ecclesiastics with 'official' statements attributed to the Holy See or the Church,” L’Osservatore Romano noted.

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  • Posted by: seewig - Mar. 06, 2010 2:02 AM ET USA

    You must be kidding. How in the world can they avoid to take a stand in such an important and significant issue. What would Jesus have done? We are going to fast from potatoes until the Vatican has decided.

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