Balancing needs and fears in the GM crop debate

On Wednesday’s Today programme a spokesman for the Rothamsted biologists doing the “urging” (Scientists send video plea to anti-GM crop campaigners, 1 May) described the already planted areas of GM wheat as being (I paraphrase) “in a totally enclosed field surrounded by non-GM wheat and other crops”. This is nonsense: it’s a field. I don’t suppose there are airtight walls and a roof to the field, otherwise it could be described as a laboratory, with which the objectors would have no problem. Why should the experiment be carried out under laboratory conditions?

View the original article here: Balancing needs and fears in the GM crop debate – The Guardian

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