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Britain is urging the European Union to ease restrictions on genetically modified crops and other cutting-edge branches of science before the continent becomes a “museum of 20th century technology”, the Science Minister has said.
David Willetts said that EU rules were holding back ground-breaking work in fields as diverse as medicine, agriculture and space exploration, and ministers were worried that Europe could lag behind. He also voiced concern about Europe’s failure to feed itself despite exporting GM technology to the third world.
Read the full story here: Europe must back GM or just be an old-tech museum, Willetts warns