The Death of GM?

Peter Melchett | Posted 04.03.2017 | UK
Peter Melchett

The real question is just how long GM will take to die, how many further environmental problems it will cause in going, and how much more research money which is desperately needed for projects which are actually useful for farmers will be wasted before the Government and many scientists in a country like England realise that they are wasting their time, and all too often, your money.

The EU and GM - Will It 'Let GM Crops Flourish' or Stop GM Being Used 'Under Any Pretext'?

Peter Melchett | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Melchett

It is worth noting that research into the health risks of GM crops and of both Roundup and glyphosate continues, and the GM industry still faces the possibility of a fatal blow from new scientific evidence, confirming what many studies have already suggested, namely that GM food poses significant risks to human health.

A Tale of Two Oxfords...

Peter Melchett | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK
Peter Melchett

Given that Lord Krebs could hardly maintain his 'it's a waste of money' position in the face of this overwhelming scientific evidence, he has changed tack, claiming at Oxford that organic farming is bad for climate change, because it yields less than non-organic.

The GM Stalemate: A Farmer's Perspective

Guy Watson | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK
Guy Watson

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...

Canadian Government Swims Into the Hall of Shame

Philip Lymbery | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK
Philip Lymbery

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.

'We Cannot Afford To Let Britain Be Left Behind On GM Crops'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK Politics

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson is set to reopen the controversy over genetically modified crops with a speech extolling its benefits. Mr Pater...

GM: Time for a More Nuanced Debate

Green Futures | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Tech
Green Futures

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.

The Moment of Truth for British Science

Hadyn Parry | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK
Hadyn Parry

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.

'Don't Destroy Our GM Crops' Scientists Plead To Protesters

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK

Scientists are pleading with protestors not to destroy an experiment on genetically modified crops, which they say could reduce the amount of chemical...

Car-Maker Saab Files For Bankruptcy

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK

Swedish carmaker Saab filed for bankruptcy on Monday, after a plan to bring in investment from a Chinese rival fell through. Former owner General M...