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GM crops: Letter in the Times, 13 June 2013

Sir, Three cheers for David Willetts for taking on the green luddites over GM technology. For far too long, politicians in the EU have championed a highly precautionary approach. Europe fortunately retains many highly creative scientists, but stifles the innovation which should flow from their work.

Our elected leaders should give farmers and the public the choice of accessing the technologies to which many millions of people round the world have been exposed perfectly safely for a decade or more.

Martin Livermore
Scientific Alliance Cambridge