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Letter: Food of the future

Sir: GM food may yet prove to be a wonderful boon to mankind, and there may be no cause for concern. But in the light of DDT and asbestos and thalidomide and dioxins and atomic energy and all the other miracle cures for the world's woes that have gone severely sour in the past, not to mention the recent experience of BSE, should we not be extraordinarily careful before unleashing this irreversible genie into our eco-system and food chain?


Frome, Somerset