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Seeds Of Doubt

by | 16th, October 2003

‘HAVE you noticed how one field of wheat looks very much like another? If you have, you will instantly think about cloning and Genetically Modified (GM) foods.

‘Ear, ear!’

But the Telegraph leads with news that things are about to change and Monsanto, the American firm that researches and produces GM crops, is pulling out of the European seed business.

The move follows the “GM Nation” survey and its findings that 86% of respondents were unhappy about the prospect of eating GM foods, and was announced on the eve of today’s publication of the Government’s GM crop trials.

This coincidence will doubtless have a few anti-GM campaigners scratching their beards.

But it’s not all good news as the Times says that the firm’s departure will mean the laying off of two-thirds of its British workforce.

But what with the extra limb on all the remaining personnel and their in-built ability to work day and night without a break, the company just might be able to carry on as normal.’



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