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UK's Food Industry President Calls on Europe to Rethink GM

April 27, 2012

Food and Drink Federation (FDF) President Jim Moseley called on Europe to rethink genetic modification (GM) technology. During an FDF dinner in London, Moseley issued a plea to politicians and consumers in Europe to consider the merits of GM technology saying that with over one billion people going to bed hungry at night, the United Kingdom and Europe should start the debate about new technologies such as GM.

Moseley's comments came as anti-GM groups were calling on food manufacturers to boycott the Rothamsted Research Institute's aphid repelling GM wheat if it reaches the market.

The news release is available at http://www.truthabouttrade.org/2012/04/24/leading-food-industry-figure-calls-for-gm-rethink/. A copy of Moseley's speech is available for download here: http://www.fdf.org.uk/speeches/FDF_Presidents_Dinner_speech_2012.pdf.