So, GM Sells newspapers, no news there. Ive noted that FW has become increasingly pro-GM to the point that any news questioning the science is relegated to a few measly column inches (akin to a sweep under the carpet) whereas anything pro-GM is given major headline attention - who or what is driving this? The fact is that there is no 'independent evidence' available to back GM.
When I raised this issue with a senior govt. scientific official recently, I was told that independent research was unlikely to emerge due to lack of funding. Forget Luddites and GM paranoia what we need is scientific evidence we can trust.
Mr Pigott speaks of Africa suffering amid GM paranoia in Europe, a novel approach to this debate, - how about we cut the aid to Africa (as senior and respected Africans and commentors have asked us to do) and plough money into wholly independent GM research which ought to guide future policy with a degree of confidence?
No-one is anti-GM for the sake of it, but it is worrying when the only [so called] 'independent' evidence (French) is immediately rubbished without more and a multi-national expends 28 million USD to keep consumers ignorant of the fact that certain food products contain GM?
In future, please FW would you please deal with this issue in an even handed way? Your partisan approach is downright unhelpful to those of us are genuinely concerned about the issue and need to know the facts; presented in a balanced informative way.