A good pommy bastard

There are some good pommy bastards out there. UK Food Minister Owen Paterson is one of them:

Genetically modified food should be grown and sold widely in Britain and consumer opposition to the technology is a ?complete nonsense?, the Cabinet minister in charge of food and farming has said.

Owen Paterson, the Environment Secretary, made the remarks as ministers prepare to relax controls on the cultivation of GM crops, which he said had ?real environmental benefits?.

Some senior Government figures privately believe that the technology ? which can increase crop yields and prevent disease ? is essential in assuring Britain?s future food security and to avoid dependency on imports.

Any move to allow the use of GM crops could be highly controversial, but Mr Paterson dismissed critics of the technology as ?humbugs? and said that the case for GM food now needed to be made ?emphatically?.

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