Oversold technology

Farmers Guardian (30 Jan, p.14)

Professor Robert Watson, Defra Chief Scientist, comments: “We don’t need GM to solve the hunger problem of today…David King [previous Government Chief Scientist who claimed hunger in Africa was because they had not embraced GM crops] was absolutely wrong. Farmers in Africa can’t afford the better seeds, they have no access to fertilisers and sprays and they have severe constraints over irrigation – you don’t need GM to solve that.”

Watson also says that GM won’t solve the problem of food waste, and while there may be a role for GM in the future is has been ‘an oversold technology’.

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One Response to “Oversold technology”

  1. J M Bruce Says:

    Thank goodness for that.. sense at last. Let’s hope others take notice

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