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GM Foods

Asked if the Prime Minister shared the view that Britain’s GM crops could be vital in staving off a catastrophe regarding world food shortages, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) replied that it had always been, and would continue to be, the Government’s position that GM crops could offer a range of benefits over the longer term. However, as Phil Woolas had reiterated, it was also our position that safety was the top priority and that GM crops should be considered on a case-by-case basis, based entirely on science. The PMS went on to remind journalists that the Prime Minister had recently talked about the delays that there had been in the EU approval scheme for GM products, which had caused problems with supply of imports of GM animal feed. The Prime Minister spoke about this subject during his press conference with President Barroso, as part of the 6-point plan to assist with food prices. What people were seeing today was a reiteration of where the Government was on GM products.

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