Scottish government responds to UK minister’s pro-GM comments

December 11, 2012 |
In view of the UK Food Minister's pronouncements on GM today ('Food minister Owen Paterson backs GM crops') we publish this open letter to the new Environment Minister Paul Wheelhouse and to James Withers, Scotland's ...

While the UK government may have decided to ignore overwhelming public opinion over many years on this issue, it’s worth reminding the media, the politicians and the people that agriculture and food here in Scotland is a devolved matter and that the Scottish Government has quite a different policy on GM. As it says here: ‘The Scottish Government is opposed to the cultivation of GM crops. The cultivation of GM crops could damage Scotland’s rich environment and would threaten our reputation for producing high quality and natural foods. It would damage Scotland’s image as a land of food and drink.’

View the original article here: GM Free Scotland