As chief scientific adviser to the European Commission Anne Glover told its president what serious scientists already know – the technology behind GM foods is entirely safe.
Predictably, the Aberdeen University professor was vilified by the eco-fascists and the new president, Jean-Claude Juncker, caved in to their demands that the post be scrapped. The most powerful man in Europe, the birthplace of the enlightenment, will now receive scientific advice from lobbyists rather than independent, professional scientists.
Even for the fushionless European Commission this is a new low and far from leading the effort to feed a growing human race, it seems determined to get in the way.
(Dr) John Cameron