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GM crop skeptics ‘emotional’, Government food watchdog report claims

Posted By admin On November 26, 2009 @ 1:28 pm In Science & Technology | Comments Disabled

John Bingham
Telegraph
November 26, 2009

[efoods]The study published as the Government embarks on a major review of the current restrictions on GM crops, suggests opponents are motivated by “ideological” considerations while others take a “pragmatic” line.

It portrays those against the controversial technology as being sceptical about science in general, relying on “emotive language” to make their case, often drawn from “popular press slogans”.

Campaigners dismissed the report as “patronising” and an attempt to “pigeonhole” opposition.

But the study, carried out by a research group on behalf of the agency, is set to play a key role in a major national consultation exercise on possible changes to the current laws on GM crops.

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