GM antipathy

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My ISSUE with the argument stated by Professor Trewavas (Letters, 9 September) is that 
he takes a farming technique (No-till) which possibly has limited or overstated “green” benefits (as reported by Professor 
Powlson senior fellow at Rothamsted Research, 2014) and uses it to justify the introduction of GM crops.

Surely a case of a solution looking for a problem. I don’t personally demonise GM foods but I don’t see the need for them.

The evidence that a great number of the public feel the same or even greater antipathy can be found in the results of research undertaken by the European Commission (2000).

This found that over three-quarters of the European population favour clear labelling of GM food products and that over half would pay extra to avoid buying them.

Introducing something which people will pay to avoid hardly seems a good way of marketing Scottish produce.


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