Wednesday, October 08, 2003

GM and thalidomide

A report by an anti-GM group of farmers in the UK suggests that even if the government approves GM crops, farmers may have difficulty obtaining liability insurance for them. Apparently, the big agricultural insurers are terrified that if cases of allergies arise from the consumption of crops, the claims could be substantial. One insurer apparently compared it to thalidomide.

Meanwhile, in the USA, there is plenty of GM food being eaten and nobody seems to be having a problem with it.

Telegraph | News | No insurance cover for GM crops that 'could be like thalidomide'

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