Ministers ‘covering up secret meetings with GM food lobby’: Owen Paterson refused a Freedom of Information request about talks over ‘Frankenfood’ | Philosophers stone

Ministers are trying to cover up secret briefings with GM companies hoping to push ‘Frankenfood’ on to dinner tables.

Owen Paterson has refused a Freedom of Information Act request to supply details about talks with the GM industry trade body.

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary has led the charge to encourage a sceptical public to accept genetically modified crops being grown on UK farms and sold in supermarkets.

He has also been lobbying the EU to let Britain grow crops such as GM maize even if they are banned in other countries.

It has emerged that these efforts are being carried out in partnership with the Agricultural Biotechnology Council, which is financed by GM companies such as Monsanto, Syngenta and Bayer CropScience.

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