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Lobbyists threaten GM food solutions

Powerful lobby groups that oppose genetically modified (GM) food are threatening public acceptance of the technology, hampering efforts to secure food supplies for current and future generations.

Evidence from a decade of research suggests that regulation of GM crops in Europe has become less democratic and less evidence-based since the 1980s.

Some developing countries have resisted GM crops, fearing they would not be able to sell their produce in Europe. This is despite the reduced crop losses and increased yields that GM can produce.

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