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Could Brexit be boon for GM crops?

Former Daily Telegraph environment correspondent Louise Gray says GM crop development should be led by scientists – not by politicians.

Her comments come after Defra minister George Eustice revealed that the government’s Brexit plan is looking at the regulation of genetically modified crops.

Gray’s analysis is more sceptical than is suggested by the headline to her piece in The Spectator “Why Brexit could be a boon for GM Crops“.

She says:

The success or failure of in Britain should not be about proving a political point. It should be about scientists working within a rigorous safety framework.

Louise Gray, The Spectator

Leaving behind the EU and problems with a large bureaucratic system should not mean lowering standards, argues Gray. Otherwise you end up creating a monster far worse than Dr Frankenstein’s.

Source: The Spectator

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