NFUS calls for sensible GM debate
A VICE-PRESIDENT of the National Farmers Union of Scotland (NFUS), has for a “more sensible and sensitive” debate about genetically modified (GM) crops.
Peter Stewart, said his union was against a blanket ban, believing that many consumers concerns could be addressed by clear labelling.
He was speaking after a meeting of the unions combinable crops committee which also discussed scale-backs on land eligible for arable aid payments.
Farmers in Scotlands non-Less Favoured Areas suffered subsidy cuts of 7.1% last year, resulting in a penalty of £7.9 million on a total pay-out of £104m.
The union claims it has been told that agriculture minister Nick Brown would be willing to argue the unions case in Brussels on the issue.
- Most food makers ban GMs – survey, FWi, yesterday (26 May, 1999)
- Greens chase anti-GM vote, FWi, yesterday (26 May, 1999)
- NFU against ban on GM crops, FWi, 25 May, 1999
- Gene giants free USA trips for NFU chiefs, FWi, 25 May, 1999
- The Herald 27/05/99 page 29