26 Feb '15, 10am

MPs' GMO report is a scandalous cave-in to corporate demands

MPs' GMO report is a scandalous cave-in to corporate demands

A lack of conclusive evidence that GM poses a risk does not mean that we should give the big agro-tech firms free rein, turning Britain or Europe into a giant experiment. The House of Commons Science and Technology select committee has just this morning published the results of its inquiry into genetically modified crops and our attitude to them within the EU. I was one of a number of contributors of evidence to the select committee. I felt compelled to do so, despite my fears (which I made clear at the time along with a number of colleagues), that the stated reasons for conducting the inquiry prejudged the result. Today's publication, which is making headline news across the entire press, has sadly shown that these fears were well founded. The preamble to the terms of reference for the inquiry declares that "GM is one of several technologies necessary to foster a 'vibrant...

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