Genetically modified food should be grown and sold widely in Britain and opponents of the technology are talking "humbug", according to the Environment Secretary.
Owen Paterson made the remarks amid speculation that ministers are ready to relax controls on the cultivation of GM crops.
Advocates argue that the techniques increase crop yields, avoid the need for pesticides, and could be essential in assuring Britain's future food security.
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