UN Agency Believes GE Foods May Benefit Poor Nations

In a move that has angered biotech opponents, the United Nations Development Programme says that many developing countries may reap great benefits from genetically modified foodstuffs. Grassroots groups, development charities and environmentalists in more than 50 countries described the UNDP's report as "simplistic," "pandering to the GM industry" and "failing to take into account the views of the poor."