A Weblog monitoring coverage of environmental issues and science in the UK media. By Professor Emeritus Philip Stott. The aim is to assess whether a subject is being fairly covered by press, radio, and television. Above all, the Weblog will focus on science, but not just on poor science. It will also bring to public notice good science that is being ignored because it may be politically inconvenient.

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

India leads the GM way (so much for EU dithering).....

Well done, India. Following on from the highly-positive Nuffield Bioethics Report (see Blog for January 2), we now have 'India unveils six-year GM plan' (BBC Science/Nature News Online, January 5):

"... the Indian Government believes GM is necessary if its burgeoning population is to be fed; and like other developing countries including China, is prepared to invest in research it considers essential."

"The plan also involves developing crops resistant to environmental stresses, particularly drought and salinity."

We are wet in the UK, aren't we? Makes one embarrassed!

Philip, all for the developing world, and not for European post-industrial angst. Lunch!

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