GMO, Production/Agronomy, Trends

Scottish ban on GM crops: A short-sighted move?

Scotland is set to ban the growing of genetically modified crops. The Scottish Government say this is an attempt to protect the country’s “clean, green status” but, says Professor Huw Jones, this is a short-sighted and hollow gesture. From a scientific perspective, the decision taken by the Scottish parliament to place a blanket ban on the cultivation of crop varieties developed by modern biotechnology is short-sighted.It may serve to satisfy immediate political motives but it risks the longer-term future of Scottish food and farming sectors. Ironically, the very thing it claims to preserve. More

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