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Letter: GM crop secrets

Sir: If GM trials are to be conducted properly in the real interests of the general public (and not the vested interests of biotech companies), they need to be government-funded and run by independent scientists. The recently dissolved government advisory committee on GM was run by those directly involved in the biotech industry. This should not be the case if a hard-and-fast answer as to GM crop/food safety is to be found.

The GM debate is not about food or "aggressive" environmentalists. It is about the failure of democracy in the UK and the insidious dominance of multinationals' commodification of everything they can get their hands on.


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