UK government’s enthusiasm for GM not matched in developing nations

Britain wants GM food to be grown commercially. After years of encouraging developing countries in Africa and elsewhere to grow them, but unable to allow its own farmers to do so, the environment secretary Owen Paterson has told a major conference that GM can secure countries’ food supplies, is good for the public and can help limit climate change.  This is part of a massive PR drive by government, industry and free marketeers to shake off GM’s “Frankenfood” image in Britain. Across the world, countries are turning their backs on GM crops; perhaps the coalition in the UK could learn something from them

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