A Genetically Modified Future? Issues Vol 138 by Lisa Firth (Editor) Independence Educational Publishers

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Damian Cleghorn, an RICS spokesman, said: ‘It is irresponsible of the Government not to introduce a land registry that would allow prospective purchasers of land and property to be warned about any possible issues relating to their transactions. ’ 21 July 2006 © Telegraph Group Limited, London 2007 Farmers would be under no obligation to notify the owners of nearby gardens, allotments or beehives that they were growing GM varieties. 6 mile) away. The Government said it had decided against a public register for the growers of GM crops because of the cost and burden it would place on farmers.

To justify its lack of action, the FSA relied on a consultant’s model to estimate that contaminated rice would have been removed from the market after November. ’ Friends of the Earth’s GM Campaigner, Clare Oxborrow, said: ‘The FSA has failed consumers by attempting to wash its hands of any responsibility over this incident. 32 Instead of acting to make sure the public were not exposed to illegal GM rice, the Agency sat back and waited for contaminated products to be sold and eaten. ‘We have resorted to legal action to ensure that if another GM contamination incident happens, the FSA takes robust action to ensure that illegal GM ingredients are kept off our plates.

The Government said it had decided against a public register for the growers of GM crops because of the cost and burden it would place on farmers. 9 per cent of the crop – without any form of compensation. uk This crop revolution may succeed where GM failed Gene splicing has been made obsolete by a cutting-edge technology that greatly accelerates classical plant breeding F or years, the life-science companies – Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, Pioneer etc. – have argued that genetically modified food is the next great scientific revolution in agriculture, and the only efficient and cheap way to feed a growing population in a shrinking world.

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