Adam Withnall

Adam Withnall writes for http://independent.co.uk

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The claim that GM foods are unsafe is untrue; it has been concluded that foods containing ingredients from GM crops pose no greater risk than the same foods made from crops bred conventionally (Getty)

Scotland to ban all GM crops over fears for 'green brand', angers farmers and scientists

Farmers say outlawing biotechnology will hurt competitiveness

The 'McGangBang' from the McDonald's secret menu is a McChicken Sandwich inside of a Double Cheeseburger
Sir Edward Heath, who was prime minister for four years in the 1970s, is the highest-profile figure to be embroiled in historic abuse allegations against prominent figures

Ted Heath child abuse claims: Gloucestershire Police receives allegation against former PM

The force said it had referred the matter to Operation Hydrant

Syria woman and child

Isis executes 19 women in Mosul 'for refusing to take part in sexual jihad'

News comes as Isis captures the Syrian city of Qaryatain, its most significant advance since the fall of Palmyra

Why are old men hanging out in the comments section of the Guardian crossword

Because you can still smoke while doing a crossword, probably

London commuters during the last Tube strike

Tube strike: Proof no one will actually ‘work from home’ during the Underground walkout

London businesses lose an estimated £300m per day of strikes - but should that figure be revised even higher

Pakistani former cricket captain Wasim Akram talks to media as he arrives at the National Cricket Stadium in Karachi. after a gunman opened fire on his car in the southern port city

Wasim Akram shooting: Ex-Pakistan cricket captain 'shot at' on way to National Stadium

The retired bowler escaped unharmed

Jeremy Corbyn, forerunner for the Labour leadership election, at a rally on 3 August 2015

Tory MP Tim Loughton 'joins' the Labour Party to vote for Jeremy Corbyn as leader, gets busted

Labour thanks Conservative 'for his donation'

Sir Edward aboard his yacht, ‘Morning Cloud’, in 1971. Police in Jersey are investigating claims that he visited a children’s home that is now at the centre of a child sex-abuse inquiry

Ted Heath allegations: Jersey victims' lawyer says linking former PM to child sex abuse like 'pinning down a jellyfish'

Inquiry into historical child abuse on the island has heard no evidence of specific accusations against Heath in the past year

A forenic investigations van outside an even-numbered house in Leicester

Police failed to fully investigate home invasions for three months 'if house had odd number'

Leicestershire Police conducts trial 'to make best use of limited resources'

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