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Scotland to protect clean, green status and prohibit GM crops

Scotland to prohibit GM crops

 Welcoming the decision by the Scottish Government, Soil Association Policy Director, Peter Melchett said:

“Scotland's determination to keep out GM crops is good news for the UK as a whole, because it sets a high standard that England, Wales and Northern Ireland must now live up to. Of course, this is really wonderful news for the people of Scotland, for Scotland's environment and for Scottish farmers. Scotland is joining a growing movement of countries and regions all over the world rejecting GM crops because they threaten the environment, human health and farmers' livelihoods.

“If England wants to have any hope of maintaining a healthy food and farming industry, it also needs to cultivate the 'natural, high-quality' and 'clean and green' reputation that the Scottish Government has rightly said they are determined to protect.”

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