Lord Rooker, food and farming minister, has criticised anti-GM protestors for ignoring science, saying that opposition to GM crops was ‘a religion based on perception’.
Lord Rooker said: ‘I will not accept arguments that are just based on perception.
‘There is no evidence that anyone’s ever been damaged by GM food. On the other hand, a massive consumer benefit to GM technology hasn’t been proved yet.’
Lord Rooker, speaking at a Labour Party Conference fringe event in favour of GM crops, criticised anit-GM protestors, saying: ‘We need to allow experiments to take place to see what the benefits, if any, GM crops could bring.’