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Sad but not suprising to hear Minister backing GM

Comment (8 Jan 2015)

Press contact Liz O’Neill tel: 0845 217 8992 email: liz@gmfreeze.org

Commenting on the news that Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss had publicly planned GM in a speech at the Oxford Farming Conference, GM Freeze Director Liz O’Neill said:

It’s sad but hardly surprising to hear the same old rhetoric from Defra. We need to learn lessons from the US experience where GM farming regimes are damaging wildlife, leading to development of super-weeds and handing ever more control of our food system to huge corporations. UK farmers don’t want to repeat those mistakes and UK consumers don’t want to eat GM.