Eco-zealots want you to believe eating GM crops is dining with the devil

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Super-wheat: Genetically Modified wheat at Rothamstead plant research in Hertfordshire where the crops have to be protected by security guards 24/7 so protesters do not destroy them. Steve Burton, via Daily Mail.

The lush, glorious wheat pictured here is ripening fast, growing healthily despite not being drenched in industrial-strength pesticides. This is because it has been genetically modified. It produces a pheromone found in mint, which repels aphids naturally.

It’s a beautiful, bucolic scene. But because the crop is GM, it has to be protected from protesters armed with strimmers and flamethrowers. Security men with dogs patrol 24/7 between high concentric steel fences.

GM, of course, remains anathema to Greens, who speak of opening a Pandora’s Box of possible health catastrophes, so capturing the public’s imagination

Read the full story here: The great GM food hysteria: Do you believe eating genetically modified crops is like dining with the devil? No wonder – that’s exactly what apocalyptic eco-zealots want you to think

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