Would you eat food produced using GM technology?

Last Sunday's episode of Countryfile featured new GM crops modified to improve their nutritional value. Tom Heap spoke to Professor Johnathan Napier at Rothamsted Research, who is working on growing crops containing the Omega-3 fatty acids normally found in fish. Napier said, "What we want to do is make a sustainable source of fish oils, which we know are beneficial for human health and nutrition. We're trying to produce a plant with important health benefits and also protect against the depletion of fish stocks out of the ocean."

Tom met Liz O'Neill, director of campaign group GM freeze, who said: "Anti GM protesters are concerned about the bigger picture, the far more dangerous and more urgent threat - moves within the EU to make it easier to approve GM crops."

He also spoke to organic farmer Graham Matravers, who said: "I wouldn't grow a GM species in a hundred years. It's not how we try to move agriculture on our farm forward. I have a farm shop and customers come here partly because we're GM free."

Would you eat food produced using GM technology? 

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Last Sunday’s episode of Countryfile featured new GM crops modified to improve their nutritional value. Tom Heap spoke to Professor Johnathan Napier at Rothamsted Research, who is working on growing crops containing the Omega-3 fatty acids normally found in fish. Napier said, “What we want to do is make a sustainable source of fish oils, which we know are beneficial for human health and nutrition. We’re trying to produce a plant with important health benefits and also protect against the depletion of fish stocks out of the ocean.”

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Tom met Liz O’Neill, director of campaign group GM freeze, who said: “Anti GM protesters are concerned about the bigger picture, the far more dangerous and more urgent threat – moves within the EU to make it easier to approve GM crops.”

He also spoke to organic farmer Graham Matravers, who said: “I wouldn’t grow a GM species in a hundred years. It’s not how we try to move agriculture on our farm forward. I have a farm shop and customers come here partly because we’re GM free.”

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Would you eat food produced using GM technology?