Is imported meat undermining Welsh approach to GM?

A report in the Farmer's Weekly suggests that the cautionary approach to GM crop production by the Welsh has been undermined by sales of imported meat from animals fed by modified soya.

 

The Women’s Food and Farming event in Aberystwyth, heard criticism from beef producers who said Welsh family farms could not compete with the cheap imports.

One of the farmers, Karen Bellis, who runs 130 suckler cows and 130 sheep near Wrexham, said that if the Welsh Government was serious about supporting consumers, who opposed GM crop production in Wales, it should insist on clearer labelling on imported meat.

“Family farms in Wales are failing because they can’t compete with imported factory farmed meat. I am not a scientist questioning the rights and wrongs of GM technology, I am a farmer who wants a level playing field,’’ she said.

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