I AM disturbed that the Government has decided to throw caution to the wind and permit the widespread growing of genetically engineered crops, before it has had an opportunity to evaluate the damage of this year's trials to the local biodiversity and environment. The Government has been pressured by the biotech industry to rush forward without due regard for the problems that might arise and avoiding a proper debate in the House of Commons.
In Wales there is all-party support for the country to be made a GM-free zone. While such a designation may lack legal authority, it has the backing of a majority of farmers, food processors, retailers and consumers. Consumers could then be assured that any food sold as Welsh would not contain any GM ingredients.
St Asaph, Denbighshire