UK: Farmer recalls GM rapeseed trial after Monsanto’s decision

Monsanto Co.’s decision to withdraw applications for approval of genetically modified crops in the European Union was “deeply disappointing,” said Paul Temple, a farmer in Driffield, England, who was part of a three-year trial of GM rapeseed in 1999 to 2001.

Temple is on the board of the Home Grown Cereals Board, was vice president of the U.K.’s National Farmers Union from 2006 to 2009 and was chairman of the cereals, oilseeds and proteins group of farm lobby Copa-Cogeca in Brussels from 2004 to 2010. Temple made the following comments by telephone today from his farm.

On Monsanto’s decision:

“I am deeply disappointed because there isn’t any government with any money to invest in GM crops in Europe.”

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