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British farmers consider GM use

world Updated: Jan 04, 2013 23:31 IST

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The extreme weather of 2012 has turned British farmers on to genetically modified crops, with calls from farming leaders to start using the technology as a way to help combat the effects of climate change.

England’s wettest year on record, and the UK’s second wettest, which had begun with one of the worst droughts for decades, has persuaded an increasing number of farmers that the development of crop varieties with engineered resistance to extreme weather conditions is now a priority. Farmers now want to explore the use of the controversial techniques.

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