The new food and farming secretary, Owen Paterson, is in the middle of a major public relations exercise designed to convince families to support GM farming and food.
He recently dismissed consumer concerns as ‘humbug’ and ‘complete nonsense’ while boasting that much of the nation’s meat comes from animals fed on genetically modified grain imported from overseas.
The minister suggested the public were perfectly happy to accept this and that the UK should now open the door to a wider take up of GM farming and food.
However, the new official research carried out by the Government’s own agency makes clear that most consumers had no idea that British farm animals are being reared on a GM diet.
View the original article here: Two in three shoppers demand GM product labels in embarrassing consumer backlash