GM foods: Science and society

Last weekend protesters gathered at Rothamsted Research, north of London, threatening to destroy a field of genetically modified wheat. In the event the protest, called Take the Flour Back, was relatively thinly attended, the police were out in force and it all ended peacefully. It’s a far cry from the late 1990s when Friends of the Earth were launching dawn raids on experimental crops in anti-radiation outfits. Last weekend’s campaigners wore T-shirts and looked like they were on a picnic. More significantly, when London Green Jenny Jones said she was going to join them, she provoked a Twitterstorm of criticism. It is beginning to feel as if the scientists are winning the GM argument.

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