Entente cordiale

2019-03-07 05:10:09

Two arch-adversaries in the war over genetically modified crops held “peace talks” last month in London. The Soil Association, which opposes GM crops and backs organic farming, met executives from Monsanto, the St Louis-based agribiotech giant. Patrick Holden, director of the Soil Association, spelt out its objections to GM crops. Monsanto suggested applying its genetic knowledge to improve organic crops through conventional breeding. “We now have a much better understanding,