LETTER: BSE: slaughter infected herds, not old cattle

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Sir: Beef is not the only problem. Very soon our meat will be accompanied by genetically engineered vegetables. Some of these (e.g. soya beans) have been designed to tolerate high levels of very toxic herbicides. Some (e.g. brassicas) will incorporate pyrethroid-type insecticides. Others are engineered to conceal the visible signs of rotting (tomatoes). Do we really need or want any of these? They have been bred for the convenience of the suppliers rather than the eaters.

Mrs J M Fasham

Hindhead, Surrey

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