Debate about GM crops reignites

The genetic modification of plants has been back in the news recently as scientists at Rothamsted Research conduct an open air experiment on genetically modified wheat.  Protest group Take the Flour Back has planned a mass action on 27 May.  In response the researchers have made a plea to the protesters not to destroy the crops.

There was a debate between both sides on Newsnight on Thursday 17 May that you can view on YouTube: Take the Flour Back on Newsnight.

Writing on Research Blogs, Tom Wakeford of Our Food calls for the two sides to start talking if they want to avoid damaging public confidence in science and in scientists.

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