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Two-thirds in Britain support GM crop testing

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Public opinion in Britain has turned in favor of allowing experiments on genetically modified crops, according to a ComRes survey for The Independent. The survey appears to show that resistance to GM crops may be weakening, at least in Britain.

Respondents were asked if the government should encourage GM crop experimentation in order to reduce the amount of pesticides used. Sixty-four percent agreed there should be experimentation, while 23 percent disagreed and 9 percent replied “didn’t know.”

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