GM Crops Given Tacit UK Go Ahead

This is not good news as far as I’m concerned:

Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director, Dr Helen Wallace, co-founder of GeneWatch UK and Liz O’Neill, director of GM Freeze have reacted with fury after the government backed an EU vote allowing the planting of two types of GM maize in Europe. The vote was passed by agriculture ministers in Luxembourg and the concern is that this could lead to GM maize being grown in England next year.

Read more here:
The Daily Mail (12 June 2014)
EU ruling paves the way for GM farming in England The Daily Telegraph (12 June 2014)
EU go-ahead for GM crops The Ecologist (12 June 2014)
EU could allow member states to rule over GM Farmers Guardian (12 June 2014)
GM crops could be planted in the UK next year Farming UK (12 June 2014)
EU allows its member countries to define GM policy on their own Voice of Russia (13 June 2014)

The Soil Association campaigns against GM


4 thoughts on “GM Crops Given Tacit UK Go Ahead

  1. So depressing… I might end up moving to Scotland or Wales at this rate

    Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2014 08:50:39 +0000 To:

  2. If they want Monsanto in their kitchens, it tells you a lot about who is actually running things. I’ve been to Vietnam and seen first hand the results of their handiwork.

  3. […] the other day how you could get involved in taking a stand against GM foods, especially having read my last post on it explaining how the UK government, in its infinite wisdom, has given a tacit go ahead to crops […]

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