27 Oct 2008

Government's secret push on GM

Yesterday The Independent on Sunday carried a story on Europe's secret plan to boost GM crop production - I wont repeat here other than to say it is worth a read as exposes how Gordon Brown and other EU leaders are secretly preparing an unprecedented campaign to spread GM crops and foods in Britain and throughout the continent.

Apparently minutes have been obtained by The Independent of a series of private meetings of representatives of 27 governments - disclose plans to "speed up" the introduction of the modified crops and foods and to "deal with" public resistance to them. This is shocking indeed but no surprise from this Government who carried out a consultation on GM that showed the public were against it yet nevertheless the Government have continued to push every which way to get GM here. Indeed Greens have locally tried to raise this issue several times - see most recently Fi MacMillan's letter this summer to local press - it seems we have to remain ever vigilant.

Even France, one of only three countries in Europe to have grown them in any amounts, has suspended their cultivation, and resistance to them is rising rapidly in the other two, Spain and Portugal. Currently only 0.119 per cent of Europe's agricultural land is GM. I hope there will be much outrage about this - we cannot open the GM Pandora's box.

1 comment:

Philip Booth said...

See this: