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 SW1Reuse content