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Saturday, November 30, 2002

In his annual address to the Royal Society Lord (Robert) May said that invasive "Garden centre plants are a bigger threat (to the British countryside) than Genetically Modified (GM) superweeds"

Lord May also pointed out that GM technology could be used for further intensification of modern agriculture, leading to “fewer wild plants, fewer insects, fewer birds and an ever more silent spring” but that it could also be employed to help us “grow food more efficiently but in ways which work with the grain of nature rather than wrenching the environment to (produce) our crops with fossil-fuel subsidised fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides”.