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In an age where our resources are on the wane and our population is on the rise – there will be more than 9bn people in the world in 40 years – the numbers are worrying.
But where do these statistics leave genetically modified (GM) food? Should we be concerned about modifying the DNA of crops such as soya, maize and oilseed rape to improve output when we aren’t using up what we already have?
GM food continues to be a controversial issue in Britain. There are no commercial GM crops or products made here – a few trials are ongoing – but the government wants the public to be persuaded of its benefits.
View the original article here: GM food: A better way of farming or a health risk?