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British Government Squanders Millions Conducting Secret GM Potato Trials While non-GM Variety Already Performs Spectacularly

Friday, 08 July 2011 07:36

‘For the past ten years, the British government has been quietly subsidizing research aimed at developing a genetically-modified (GM) potato resistant to blight, the fungal disease responsible for causing the infamous Irish potato famine.

According to Indymedia UK, Sainsbury Laboratory, the group tasked with development, has already spent roughly 1.7 million pounds ($2.7 million) worth of public funds to develop the GM potato, despite the fact that a natural blight-resistant variety has already been successfully bred and in use for the past three years.’

Read more: British Government Squanders Millions Conducting Secret GM Potato Trials While non-GM Variety Already Performs Spectacularly

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