Letter: Modified wealth

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Modified wealth

Sir: In recent weeks, there has been much debate about genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

This week I received an invitation to attend a conference on the subject, in London, with an impressive list of participants. It is a "European Forum on the Issues Surrounding GMOs". The fee for the two days is - wait for it - pounds 1,169.13 (not including accommodation!)

It is not hard to guess who will be attending - it won't be the ordinary worried consumer, but Monsanto will be there in force.

(Memo to anyone who is hard up: Become a conference organiser.)

COLIN PICKTHALL MP

(Manchester West, Lab)

House of Commons

London SW1

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