Scotland says NO to Genetically Modified crops

Great Job Scotland! More and more countries are starting to wake up and realize that GMO’s are just no good.

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A field of oilseed rape in Perthshire, Scotland. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images A field of oilseed rape in Perthshire, Scotland. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Scottish government is planning to legally ban genetically modified (GM) crops from being grown on Scottish soil owing to the low consumer demand and to protect the green, clean image of Scotland.

Scotland’s rural affairs and environment secretary, Richard Lochhead said “Scotland is known around the world for our beautiful natural environment – and banning growing genetically modified crops will protect and further enhance our clean, green status”. He further added, “There is no evidence of significant demand for GM products by Scottish consumers and I am concerned that allowing GM crops to be grown in Scotland would damage our clean and green brand, thereby gambling with the future of our £14 billion food and drink sector”.

The Scottish government intends to take advantage of the recent European Union (EU) rules that allow member states to opt out…

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3 Responses to Scotland says NO to Genetically Modified crops

  1. We should follow their lead! G-uno

  2. geekkat says:

    Yes!! Good for Scotland!!

  3. Helen says:

    Well, that is excellent news! I didn’t actually think that GMOs were grown in the UK at all, but I will investigate to find out more.

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