Government departments, academics and industry lobby and media bodies are working to push a pro-GM agenda and weaken regulations regarding GMOs and are engaged in a public relations campaign in an attempt to win over a sceptical public.
Backing the technology for the first time, Minister Elizabeth Truss said the UK should take steps to speed up its development and also backs plans to weaken EU laws that have kept GM crops out
The Mail Online reports: Genetically modified food should be grown in Britain because it is more ‘eco-friendly’, the Environment Secretary claimed yesterday.
Publicly backing the controversial technology for the first time since she was appointed six months ago, Elizabeth Truss said the UK should take steps to speed up its development.
Her claims were furiously rejected by campaigners, who are concerned that so-called Frankenfoods can alter ecosystems and create ultra-invasive superweeds.
Speaking at the Oxford Farming Conference yesterday, Miss Truss also backed plans to weaken EU laws that have so far kept commercial GM crops out of Britain.’