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GM Crops Are Not The Wave Of The Future, Thanks To Negative Attitudes

February 8, 2010: 08:06 AM EST
Negative consumer attitudes globally toward foods produced from genetically modified crops have pretty much torpedoed the technology, according to a policy specialist for the Soil Association, a British organic food advocate. According to this Food Manufacture article, Peter Melchett instead touts production methods such as “marker-assisted breeding,” a technology that employs natural breeding. Because the long-term impact of more advanced GM technologies is unknown, marker-assisted breeding is a better option, “delivering better results quicker and is much safer and more predictable,” he said.Genetic modification, on the other hand, is “very hit and miss” and “old-fashioned.”
Rod Addy, "Genetically modified crops are a ‘dead issue’", Food Manufacture, February 08, 2010, © William Reed Business Media Ltd
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