The 1990s saw a public outcry against genetically modified (GM) foods in the U.K. Activists slashed and pulled up GM crops. ‘Frankenstein foods’ made headles.
GM foods were no longer marketable to the U.K. consumer.
More than two decades on, it is thought that the general public’s attitude towards genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has softened, but opinions are still divided.
Skeptics of genetic modification are concerned about the consequences of tampering with nature, and say the only beneficiaries are profit-driven manufacturers, such as biotech giant Monsanto. Supporters say GM crops have been consumed for years without consequence and they can help solve the global food crisis while using fewer chemicals.
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