12 August 1999
Farmers in the dark on GM feed

A SURVEY of British farmers by Trident Feeds found that a large percentage lacked knowledge about genetically modified (GM) feeds.

The survey, carried out at this years Royal Show, found that 76% of those questioned considered GM as a factor in choosing feed.

But 86% felt they did not enough information about GM feeds to make a sensible choice.

Some 74% felt that abattoirs and milk buyers would inevitably demand GM-free produce and stock from their suppliers.