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Scotland Announces Ban On Growing GMO Crops

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Today, Scotland’s secretary of rural affairs, Richard Lochhead, announced a ban on growing genetically modified crops.

 

According to the BBC:

Richard Lochhead said the Scottish government was not prepared to “gamble” with the future of Scotland’s £14bn food and drink sector.

He is to request that Scotland be excluded from any European consents for the cultivation of GM crops.

But farming leaders said they were disappointed by the move.

Mr Lochhead said the request for opt-outs from GM crop consent would cover an EU approved variety of genetically modified maize and six other GM crops that are awaiting authorisation.

He said that Scotland was known around the world for its “beautiful natural environment” and banning the growing of genetically modified crops would protect and further enhance its “clean, green status”.

http://www.activistpost.com/2015/08/scotland-announces-ban-on-growing-gmo-crops.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ActivistPost+(Activist+Post)

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