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Environment Sec backs GM food

Genetically modified food should be grown and sold widely in Britain, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has said.

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GM crops 'a good thing'

I'm very clear [GM] would be a good thing. The trouble is all this stuff about Frankenstein foods and putting poisons in foods.

There are real benefits, and what you've got to do is sell the real environmental benefits.

So you'd discuss it within government, you'd discuss it at a European level and you'd need to persuade the public.

– Environment Secretary Owen Paterson

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