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Ban of GM crops will affect the future competitiveness and productivity of Scotland

The National Institutes of Biosciences sign an open letter to the Scottish Government released by Sense About Science highlighting the risks that the ban on GM crops will pose to innovation, sustainable agriculture and food security.

Far from preserving Scotland’s pristine reputation, the decision to ban GM crops places “a millstone around the neck of the Scottish agriculture sector and impacts its future competitiveness and productivity” says David Hume, Chair of the National Institutes of Bioscience.

28 research organisations have signed the letter concerned that the decision was reached without any informed scientific assessment of risk or consideration of the evidence about the benefits of particular applications.

 

Open letter (PDF)

Further information:

Letter to Scottish Government from research organisations