Scottish Government Policy on Genetically Modified (GM) Crops

27 May

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In brief: Scotland has a public-spirited government with backbone. On its website:

“The Scottish Government is opposed to the cultivation of Genetically Modified (GM) Crops.

“The cultivation of GM crops could damage Scotland’s rich environment and would threaten our reputation for producing high quality and natural foods. It would damage Scotland’s image as a land of food and drink”.

Dr Michael Antoniou, who works at the London School of Medicine’s Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics as head of their Gene Expression and Therapy Group, looks back on a meeting in the Scottish Assembly during the Seralini tour in September, envying the position taken by Scotland on GM crops/foods. He adds:

“At present we can only dream that Westminster will make a U turn on its GM policy and follow suit. But we’ll keep working on this!”


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