UK Deputy Prime Minister: We should be cautious about GM food

The following is an edited excerpt.

Nick Clegg, the deputy Prime Minister, said he had not “knowingly” fed his children genetically-modified food and the issue needs a “cautious approach”.

Speaking on LBC 97.3 Radio, he sounded a much more tentative note about the idea of GM crops in Britain than either the Prime Minister or Owen Paterson, the Environment Secretary.

“My advice is take cautious steps and be lead by science about GM food,” he said. “I would never say “no” forever – but it needs a cautious approach.”

Read the full story here: Nick Clegg: we should be ‘cautious’ about GM food

Outbreak
Outbreak Daily Digest
Biotech Facts & Fallacies
Talking Biotech
Genetics Unzipped
Infographic: What are mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and how do they work?

Infographic: What are mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and how do they work?

As of 1 December 2020, thirteen vaccines have reached the final stage of testing: where they are being given to ...
favicon

Environmental Working Group: EWG challenges safety of GMOs, food pesticide residues

Known by some as the "Environmental Worrying Group," EWG lobbies ...
m hansen

Michael Hansen: Architect of Consumers Union ongoing anti-GMO campaign

Michael K. Hansen (born 1956) is thought by critics to be ...
News on human & agricultural genetics and biotechnology delivered to your inbox.
glp menu logo outlined

Newsletter Subscription

Optional. Mail on special occasions.
Send this to a friend