Tocher D (2015) GM crop ban: how Scottish salmon – and public health – could have benefited from this technology. The Conversation. 12.08.2015.
First paragraph: The plan to ban the growing of genetically modified crops is disappointing to many scientists. It would be highly unsatisfactory if, as it appears, such an important decision has been made by the Scottish government without a proper informed debate that takes the scientific evidence fully into consideration. It is not enough for the rural affairs secretary, Richard Lochhead, to say that he is not prepared to “gamble” with the future of Scotland’s £14bn food and drink sector.
Aquaculture; Scotland; Scottish Government; GM foods; Salmon farming;GM crops