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Few solutions to a world of problems

FEEDING THE World come 2050 is a tall order, but answers are in short supply. Footprint left a summit with more questions than answers.                    Journalists are sometimes prone to exaggeration, but The Economist’s deputy editor, Emma Duncan, was not underplaying the situation when she opened this year’s…
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Footprint Forum Report: Holding out for a hero

IN EUROPE, genetically modified crops have remained in labs while the rest of the world plants more and more. Does the technology need a champion?  It seemed apt that the Footprint Forum to discuss the sensitive issue of genetically modified (GM) crops took place in a secure room deep within the United States embassy in London. For while the…
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GM needs a crisis to be accepted

ONE OF America’s most senior experts on biotechnology has warned that Europe won’t accept genetically modified (GM) foods unless there is a food crisis.   Addressing the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Food, Drink & Agriculture (CIM FDA) group last week, Jack Bobo, senior adviser for biotechnology at the US State Department, said with the public…
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GM needs a hero

GENETICALLY MODIFIED foods have very little chance of being accepted in Europe unless celebrity chefs and retailers back them.                           With UK retailers having put expansive GM-free policies in place – both for food and livestock feed – and misinformation in the mainstream…
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