Letter: GM pollution peril

Letter: GM pollution peril

Sir: The scientists who "argue GM food offers new ways of alleviating hunger and disease" ("The GM genie that will not go back in the bottle", 21 May) ignore the greater truth about feeding the world.

There is already more than enough food to go around - and much more if farmers' fields currently used to graze animals for meat production were planted with crops for human consumption instead. Hiding behind a smokescreen of compassion for the impoverished world (impoverished by the West in the first place) is a crime against what is left of free humanity.

Commercial interest, trying to patent every living organism on the planet, wants to create a global dependency on GM seeds.

RUSSELL CAVANAGH

Sheffield

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