Most UK millennials unconcerned about eating GMO foods, poll finds

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The advent of genetically modified crops caused a scandal in the 1990s.

But the younger generation is largely relaxed about eating GM foods, new research has shown, as farmers called for a post-Brexit technology revolution.

Two thirds of under-30s believe technology is a good thing for farming and support futuristic farming techniques, according to a survey.

Only 20 per cent of millennials expressed concerns about the benefits of gene editing or genetically modifying crops, despite decades of opposition and media warnings.

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The poll of more than 1,600 18 to 30-year-olds [was] carried out for the Agricultural Biotechnology Council (ABC)….

Proposals put forward by Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, which are currently under public consultation recognise that developing the next generation of food and farming technology could reduce the impact of pests and diseases and improve the UK’s competitiveness.

The ABC has called on the Government to use Brexit and the reset of agricultural policy to take advantage of ground-breaking technologies that have previously been blocked at EU level.

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It said the use of gene editing and GM technology in the UK, post Brexit, could help British farming flourish.

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