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Princess Anne: Gassing badgers is most humane way to cull them

Gassing badgers is "the most humane way" to control their numbers, Princess Anne has told the BBC's Countryfile programme. The Government is considering the measure after a report said shooting them would not stop them the spread of TB in cattle.

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Anne: GM crops can be 'more efficient use of the land'

Princess Anne has explained why she supports genetically modified crops - despite her brother Charles being an outspoken opponent of them.

"They do add to our ability to perhaps be more efficient users of the land," she told BBC One's Countryfile.

"I think in the long-term, when you've got the prospect of nine billion [people] to feed, you are going to need some help in doing that."

Prince Charles once warned that the development of GM crops risked creating "the biggest disaster environmentally of all time" and accused multinational corporations of conducting an experiment with nature which had gone "seriously wrong".

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