Letter: Genetic engineering

Sir: For a technology which is purported to be able to feed the world (report, 20 November), genetic engineering has already had some spectacular failures.

Genes have been shown to escape into wild plants and transfer weedkiller resistance; beneficial creatures, such as bees, have been unexpectedly damaged; and engineered bacteria have poisoned soil fungi and plants. We cannot predict all the consequences, so why we being used in an experiment which puts our health at risk?


Green Party Agriculture Working Group

Tiverton, Devon