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Thursday, 3 January 2013

Ministers launch PR drive to shake off 'Frankenstein food' image of GM crops

Daily Mail: A PR campaign to change the image of genetically modified food is to be launched by the government. Environment Secretary Owen Paterson wants farmers, scientists and ministers to increase the appeal of so-called Frankenstein Foods among the public. In a speech today to the Oxford Farming Conference, Mr Paterson insists there are ‘great opportunities’ in pushing GM technology , but admitted the public need reassurance that it is safe. Since last summer’s reshuffle, Mr Paterson has repeatedly backed GM’s role in keeping food supplies secure. He has dismissed complaints as ‘humbug’ and claimed ‘there isn’t a single piece of meat being served [in a typical London restaurant] where a bullock hasn’t eaten some GM feed’ more>>>...Opinion: The best bit about this article is the public comments at the end ... people are aware of the dangers of GM Food and are no longer the push over relating to these highly toxic food sources. Here in Canberra ... our onions no longer sting our eyes; our oranges have little or no taste ... veggies don't taste like they once did ... GM food OUT!