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Nature | 26.06.13

Europe should rethink its stance on GM crops

By Brian Heap

Second-generation crop genetic-modification techniques avoid some of the issues that previously provoked hostility, argues Sir Brian Heap, President of EASAC.

Countries in the European Union (EU) are losing ground in the international race to grow more food on increasingly scarce land. This has serious and urgent implications for the EU science base and the environment, as well as for domestic food security, employment and economic growth. It is down to the slow and expensive way that the continent regulates genetically modified (GM) organisms.

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