Owen Paterson should read this.
After US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks showed that the State Department was lobbying worldwide for Monsanto and other similar corporations, a new report based on the cables shows Washington’s shilling for the biotech industry in distinct detail.
TAP – A little bird told me that HRH Prince of Wales is dead against Genetically Modified Crops, and that he actively campaigns with ministers to stop them being introduced. I find that odd, alongside his involvement with the United Nations, viz. his Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum (name changed to International Business Leaders Forum two years ago), which does nothing but promote GMOs. I get puzzled by it all some days! You wonder how it all hangs together. Maybe Charles agrees to stuff to keep his position at the UN, which he privately completely disagrees with.
You wonder if Owen Paterson’s in exactly the same boat – having agreed to promote GMOs, as the deal he’s cut with Cameron in return for his promotion to Sec of State for the Environment. He was heartily tired of Northern Ireland after six years of the same thing and needed a change.