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The GM Stakes – France: 1, UK: 0

The French parliament bans cultivation of GM maize
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/15/us-france-gmo-idUSBREA3E1NY20140415
What is it about the French? They have a long history of effective protest against GM foods, which will shortly culminate in an outright ban on the cultivation of GM Maize in the country. This includes current offerings and future varieties, even though they may be later adopted by the EU.

This is a very sensible approach, as I have tried to convey in both
https://trythisoneforsize.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/why-dont-we-want-gmos/
and
https://trythisoneforsize.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/new-gm-trials-in-uk-no-its-game-over/

The Brits, on the other hand, are still procrastinating. Not only are they failing to read the writing on the wall, they are apparently more susceptible to the blandishments of lobbyists and big business. MP’s seem to be more interested in prolonging the idiocy of a stylised, antiquated system, (viz. the pandemonium that ensues during PMQ’s), than attending to the needs of the population in general.

I consider the Westminster Hot Air Machine (Parliament) to be a significant factor leading to global warming and climate change. If they don’t read the writing on the wall very soon, it will be too late – the wall will have disappeared under floodwater! (Along with the Drigg Low-Level Waste Repository (LLWR)), see http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/20/choice-cumbria-nuclear-dump-mistake-environment-agency

There are none so blind as those that will not see!