Scotland set to ban growing of GM crops

  • Scotland’s government has announced it will ban growing of genetically modified (GM) crops.

    Rural affairs secretary Richard Lochhead said Scotland did not want to “gamble” with the future of its £14 billion food and drink sector.

    He said the move would enhance and protect Scotland’s “clean, green” image around the world. Lochhead said there was “no evidence” of any significant demand for GM products by consumers in the country.

    Alison Johnstone, the Scottish Green MSP, has welcomed the announcement. 



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