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Are GM crops bad for the environment and us?

18 December 2012

On Tuesday 18th December the Daily Mail ran a two page comment piece by Joanna Blythman. In this article it was claimed that experiments had been done that showed GM crops caused significant and measurable damage to wild plants, insects and birds; that the recent study published by Seralini et al showed rats fed on GM maize were more likely to develop tumours; and that super-weeds and super-bugs were now emerging as a result of the use of GM technology. Here Professor Keith Lindsey, Professor in the School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Durham University, responds.


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