UK out of step in GM debate

Reeves, Graham
February 2008
Farmers Weekly;2/29/2008, p75
Trade Publication
The author comments on an article about the stand of the National Farmers Union (NFU) on the genetically modified (GM) issue. The author claims that it is Great Britain which is out of step with the likes of the U.S., Canada and Brazil in the GM debate. He believes that the likes of Monsanto can be trusted to get the GM issue right, because the green lobby would take great pleasure in suing them to bankruptcy if they got it wrong. He adds that the industry should not pander to the public's fears and prejudices, they should try to educate them instead.


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