But what’s the question? As we commented after the launch of the DEFRA Food 2030 report, in with the bricks of this government are the key GM lobbyists. So it’s no surprise that this announcement is being made today:
“The government’s drive to push controversial genetically modified crops up the national agenda will receive a further boost today, when former cabinet minister Chris Smith will tell farmers that the technology has a key role in helping the UK beating climate change.
Lord Smith, former culture secretary under Tony Blair and now chair of the Environment Agency, will say that both GM crops and new technologies to support “precision farming” – including nanotechnology – could help tackle growing climate pressures such as water shortages.”
Read the full article here. The need for a devolved response to this is clear.