Paterson: GM food is 'no strange new spooky innovation'
20 June 2013 Last updated at 13:58 BST
GM farming was "no strange new spooky innovation" and was well established in other countries, the environment secretary said.
Owen Paterson reckoned Europe could "slip further behind" if it did not start to use the technology, which had "real environmental advantages", and that those opposed to the technology were "ignoring the facts".
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