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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Monsanto tries PR again

Monsanto is trying to talk up GM (genetically modified) crops in the UK again, but Friends of the Earth is rubbishing the claims.

On BBC Radio this morning, Monsanto president Hugh Grant said that his company's research showed that most UK farmers want the chance to grow GM and claimed that GM crops would be grown in the UK within ten years. But Friends Of The Earth says farmers are sceptical and consumers do not want the crops because of safety fears.

It will be interesting to see how this new Monsanto PR offensive will be treated following its track record of bungled GM PR activities in the past.


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