Skip to content
for a responsible, fair & sustainable food system

Comment on Royal Society Report: Re-invigorate UK Non-GM Research

Immediate release (23 Oct 2009)

Calls to Pete Riley 07903 341 065

Commenting on the Royal Society Report Reaping the Benefits, published today, Pete Riley, Campaign Director of GM Freeze, said:

The Royal Society Panel has identified many problems and challenges that need to be addressed if food is to be produced in a sustainable way in the future. The big question for the government and scientific community is how to restore the correct balance in agricultural research funding to give non-GM solutions a fair crack of the whip and ensure that these are taken up by farmers around the world.

If balance is restored we still have time to catch up on the lost opportunities of the last three decades when GM crops haves been the main focus but delivered very little, while other approaches have been starved of cash.


Calls to Pete Riley 07903 341 065.