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Fancy a pizza the new biotech?

Gerald Miles, GM-free campaigner, organic farmer and Do speaker, posted this interesting snippet recently: [UK], 18 January 2010:

Italy is the Achilles heel of the campaign to maintain Europe's defences against genetically modified crops, a US report has said, adding that the region's consumers are not as opposed to the technology as is portrayed.

With 65% of Italians supporting biotechnology, and the Vatican a "vocal advocate" of GM crops as a way of easing hunger in Africa, the country was a "good place to start" a campaign to "educate" Europeans about GM crops.

"Italy may present uniquely valuable opportunity for improving public opinion about biotechnology in the EU," her report said

Read this in conjunction with the piece about pesticide resistance in weeds over-fed Roundup in GM fields

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