The Luddites are losing the battle over GM crops
Published on 11 June 2013
Most speech writers would have advised a more cautious line of attack. Most spin doctors would have counselled against the “L” word. So you could only admire the boldness of Theo Simon’s argument last year, standing by a field of GM wheat that he intended to destroy.
“We’ve been accused of being Luddites,” said the veteran environmental activist to the 200-odd protesters. “Well we are proud to say we stand in the Luddite legacy.”