The term ‘GM food’ should be abandoned, say politicians who are calling for an extraordinary rebranding exercise.
MPs on the science and technology select committee has demanded a ‘reframing of the public conversation’ about genetically modified food.
In an inflammatory report today, it says the GM label has become a ‘lightning rod’ for fears about designer crops.
It says the term should be reserved for plants created using the most basic form of genetic engineering, with many newer methods excluded. Anti-GM groups accused MPs of trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the public.