Strong words from the UK Food Minister Owen Paterson who is in charge of food and farming. He has described opposition to genetic modification (GM) as “Humbug” and said concerns about human health are misplaced.
Could this signal a change in UK policy towards GM? Apparently so, and it seems the time is right as recent polls suggest public opposition is beginning to diminish. In a world of increasing population GM could help to increase crop yield. But I think the UK government has got it right in terms of their policy, not blanket acceptance but licensing crops on a case-by-case basis.