Published on 14 October 2014
Children are going blind in impoverished parts of the world because of the “hang-up” of opponents of GM foods, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson warned today.
The Cabinet minister accused campaigners against genetically modified foods of acting in a “wicked” way by scuppering the greater use of the technology, particularly in developing countries.
He attacked the anti-GM lobby, which includes Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, by highlighting work by campaigners to sabotage a crop of “golden rice” — which is fortified to combat blindness.
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