The Guardian is reporting that GM crops are being given a second chance, with the strongest ministerial backing to date. Ian Pearson, science minister, predicts that "the public would accept GM crops if they could be convinced that the technology would benefit consumers". Pearson is quoted as saying, "I don't think the GM debate in 2000 was handled very well, I think that the public want to see benefits for GM technology for the consumer, not just for the fertiliser company or the farmer. If GM can demonstrably provide benefits for people living in sub-Saharan Africa... then I think the public will want to support those as products and want to see them commercialised".
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