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Artist or CreatorPeter Schrank
Title or CaptionThe PM says GM's O.K.
Extent1 item
Published byThe Independent
Date15 Feb 1999
Embedded text or transcript10
I wanted a beefburger
Person DepictedBlair; Anthony Charles Lynton (Tony) (1953-)
Booth; Cherie
Blair; Catherine
NotesNews - "There are two quite separate dangers from genetic modification of food, which so far have been widely confused. One is the question of whether genetically modified food is safe to eat. The other is whether it is damaging to the environment to grow it. ... "[Leaders and Comment, The Independent 15 February 1999]
News: "Tony Blair put his head on the block yesterday and offered his unqualified support for so-called 'mutant' food. "He is perfectly confident about the safety of genetically modified food" said a Downing Street spokesman. The statment revives stark memories of former Agriculture minister John Gummer who fed beefburgers to his daughter Cordelia at the height of the mad cow crisis. ... "[Trevor Kavanagh, The Sun, 16 February 1999]
Subjectsgenetically modified
Research and development
10 Downing Street
food industry
prime ministers
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