Great Britain’s exit from the European Union may open the door for British farmers to grow genetically modified crops. British officials are drawing up plans that could allow GM crops in the future. Great Britain’s Agriculture Minister said: “The government’s general view remains that policy and regulation in this area should be science-based.” Numerous scientific studies have shown the safety and benefits of GM crops, but are largely ignored across the EU. Only one type of genetically modified crop has ever been grown commercially in Europe. A UK farmer told the website Farming UK that exiting the EU means Britain is “open for business” when it comes to GM crops, adding “farmers would not choose to grow these unless they saw benefits.”
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.