n Uganda, where 30% of calories are consumed as bananas, a GM, wilt resistant banana has been widely promoted as an example of how GM could feed the world. Yet during a recent visit, farmers I spoke to said the GM bananas were inedible...
The Canadian government has approved the commercial production of GM salmon eggs, making it the first government to do this for any GM food animal. This is not good news, and I think the Canadian government knows it.
What is a person with a conscience to think about the fraught and complex issue of genetic modification (GM)? Picking sides used to be easy: if you were green, you were against GM because it was unnatural and industrial.
As the head of a British start-up science business I have found myself deeply concerned by the reaction to the Rothamsted GM wheat trial in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. I quite firmly believe that as a society, and for the British science industry specifically, we have reached a moment of truth.