National Farmers' Union supports GM crops push
20 June 2013 Last updated at 10:53 BST
GM crops are probably safer than conventional plants according to the Environment Secretary.
Owen Paterson says the government has a duty to explain to the public that the technology is safe and can bring many benefits, such as higher crop yields and a reduction in pesticide use.
Adam Quinney, vice president of the National Farmers' Union, said GM could provide real advantages, such as reducing use of pesticides.