The practicality and financing of genetically modified protein crops for the Uk?

MX7

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Some of you have grown soya beans with very mixed results to put it mildly.
In theory we should be working towards growing more high protein crops in the Uk to supply,the demand in the future.
That said is it possible to genetically modify high protein crops like Soya Beans,etc,etc so that they can be grown successfully (viably), in the Uk year in year out?
If so which organisations would finance the creation of genetically modified high protein combinable crops viable in the Uk?
 
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Cheshire
Even simple herbicide resistance can make a big difference to viability. Take the example of soybeans in Romania, joined the EU, and they disappeared from cropping plans.
 

LIVE - DEFRA SFI Janet Hughes “ask me anything” 19:00-20:00 20th September (Today)

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Hello, I’m Janet Hughes. I’m the Programme Director for the Future Farming and Countryside Programme in Defra – the programme that’s phasing out the Common Agricultural Policy and introducing new schemes and services for farmers.



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