Beth Cubie, Training Speech and Language Therapist, London, England: Yes, I definitely do ... I think changing the structure of things ... within living organisms is going to have positive and negative effects. ... I might be given a beautiful-looking peach that's ten times bigger than one I could grow in my own garden ... but how have the sugars changed, [and] what effects has that had on the rest of the food's properties? ... We don't wait for seasonal fruits to become available anymore, we just expect them to be in the supermarket ... looking ripe and beautiful at any time of year, and I don't think that's a good thing ... to have those expectations. (Epoch Times)
A recent poll by The Independent showed 47 percent of respondents in the UK are OK with the idea of genetically modified (GM) crops being grown in the UK-though they currently are not grown there commercially. Another 42 percent are against it, and 11 percent are unsure. Epoch Times reporters in London asked locals:
Are you worried about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the U.K.?