Millions of acres of GM crops are already being grown worldwide, yet there has not been a single reported case of any ill effects, human or other. Report after report has been prepared by reputable scientists and every one has concluded essentially in favour of GM crops and foods.
Of course proper testing and safeguards are needed. It would be better if attention was focused on the specific improvements needed, if any, to the present arrangements instead of inciting a shameful witch-hunt against the research institutes and commercial organisations spearheading this potentially immensely beneficial new technology.
JOHN LANDELL MILLS
Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire