UK government makes strongest statement yet in favour of GM food
Published on 20 Juine 2013
Britain should embrace the benefits of genetically modified crops and push other EU countries to drop their opposition toGM food, the environment secretary will say in a speech later on Thursday.
In the strongest government statement yet in favour of GM, Owen Paterson will step up British efforts to convert the rest of Europe to the merits of the controversial technology, spelling out its benefits for farmers, consumers and the environment.
Mr Paterson said on Thursday morning that he wanted to ensure the UK led the world in the next generation of GM crops, which he said were a “wonderful opportunity” to improve human health.