GM crops are 'impressive' - Lyon

06.09.2013

The Scottish Farmer

"ONE OF the highlights of my visit to the US was to spend some time on farms looking at GM technology from a farmer's perspective.

Too often the views of ordinary farmers are drowned out by the strident voices on both sides of the debate. It was refreshing to hear directly from Dale Campbell, who is of Scottish descent, about the pros and cons of this new technology.
 
Dale runs a family farm of 2000 acres growing wheat, GM corn and GM soya in Illinois in a two man partnership with a neighbour's son, with little use of hired labour or contractors.
 
Dale told me about the trepidation he felt the first time he drove his sprayer into a crop of soya with a full tank of Roundup on board to kill off the weeds.