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U.K. farm minister calls on European authorities to speed up approval of GM crops

Owen Paterson says genetic modification isn’t a “frightening, new, spooky 
technology” and brings many benefits, including reduced pesticide and fuel use

Reuters / Britain’s farming and environment minister, Owen Paterson is calling for an acceleration in the European Union’s approval process for genetically modified crops, which he said offered benefits including less pesticide use. “I think we need to work with like-minded partners to move the (GM) legislation along at a European level because it is