‘Madness’ of opposition to GM crops says Glover

20.09.2013

The Scotsman

Published 20 September 2013

Opposition to the growing of genetically modified (GM) crops on alleged scientific grounds was yesterday dismissed as “a form of madness” by the chief scientific adviser to the president of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso.

Prof Anne Glover, who still holds the chair of molecular biology at Aberdeen University, was speaking after addressing a conference of leading European soil scientists at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen.

The conference of the European Network on Soil Awareness was being held to raise awareness of the importance of soil to the ecosystem and to encourage scientists to engage with the general public on scientific findings.

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