Editorial: GM will help to feed the world

15.04.2013

The Independent

Published 15 April 2013

Scientists’ successful development of a novel and efficient method for creating genetically modified animals is unlikely to be welcomed by those who are unthinkingly opposed to what is often described as an unnatural interference with the human food chain.

For some, the term GM has come to symbolise all that is wrong with modern food production – intensive, commercial and, in the case of livestock, cruel. Before this latest technique is condemned out of hand, however, it is as well to consider some of the details, both as to what is involved and as to how it might be used.

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