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Social, environmental and economic issues surrounding GM foods, and the latest news


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News round-up June 2017

GM crop and food security news from around the web:

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We’re all biased – now we need to admit it

This week is Cereals – a huge arable farming event. Sadly I’m watching from the sidelines of Twitter, but at least things have quickly got interesting.

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Now we have a name for people like me: flexitarian

Since I wrote about the arguments for being an ethical omnivore, I’ve discovered that someone has made a word for what I was trying to say: flexitarian. Flexitarians commit to reducing their meat consumption without cutting it out completely.

It seems to be popular – 2017 YouGov research found that 44% of people in Britain were willing or already committed to cutting down on or cutting out meat eating. Continue reading