GM crops needed in Britain, says minister
Andrew Grice – The Independent June 19, 2008
Ministers are preparing to open the way for genetically modified crops to be grown in Britain on the grounds they could help combat the global food crisis.
Ministers have told The Independent that rocketing food prices and food shortages in the world's poorest countries mean the time is right to relax Britain's policy on use of GM crops.
Last night, the Environment minister Phil Woolas held preliminary talks with the Agricultural Biotechnology Council, an umbrella group formed in 2000 to promote the role of biotechnology in agriculture. It is run by representatives from the companies Monsanto, Bayer CropSciences, BASF, Dow AgroSciences, Pioneer (DuPont), and Syngenta.
He said: "There is a growing question of whether GM crops can help the developing world out of the current food price crisis. It is a question that we as a nation need to ask ourselves. The debate is already under way. Many people concerned about poverty in the developing world and the environment are wrestling with this issue."
He stressed that the "very robust" procedures for ensuring the safety of experiments would continue, with scientists looking at each application on its merits.
The move will anger environmental groups, who accuse the GM industry of trying to exploit the global crisis to win approval for their products.
In 2004, after a heated public debate, the Government decided there was no scientific case for a blanket ban on GM crops. But amid fears over so-called "Frankenstein foods", it decided that commercial production would be allowed on a case-by-case basis, only if evidence showed it would not pose a risk to human health or the environment. There are no GM crops being grown in Britain and only one trial is taking place – of GM potatoes in Cambridgeshire.
Comment – June 19, 2008
We were expecting this and sure enough Genetically Modified (GM) crops are now being touted as a solution to rocketing food prices and global food shortages.
Although it is uncertain that GM will be an answer to these problems it's intriguing that they followed shortly after a popular rejection of GM across the globe.
Genetic Modification is an ideal means of control for the Illuminati, more so than control of the world’s financial system because it allows them to manage the very stuff of life.
The popular and widespread rejection of GM was effectively a slap in the face for the Illuminati and it stymied their plans. Hence we should be asking: have the global food shortages and the rocketing food prices been brought about to force a wider acceptance of G.M.?
In the debates that will no doubt ensue, it’s a question worth bearing in mind.
Last updated 20/06/2008