The Pope has given GM foods his imprimatur. In a study to be released next month, just in time for the EU agriculture Ministers council debate on GM foods, the Vatican will call for continuing research and use of GM procedures to increase food availability.
” The Vatican study will argue that the future of humanity is at stake and that there is no room for the ideological arguments advanced by environmentalists. One Vatican official said: ‘The Book of Genesis clearly establishes the domination of man over nature. God has entrusted mankind to preserve nature but also to use it.’ … Velasio De Paolis, a professor of canon law at the Pontifical Urban University, said it was ‘easy to say no to GM food if your stomach is full’
Now, of course, this is not a statement ex cathedra on faith or morals and therefore it is a fallible judgement. What remedy do we have in case of error? Tom Lehrer reminds us:
If it is, try playin' it safer, Drink the wine and chew the wafer, Two, four, six, eight, Time to transubstantiate!