GM food:

TJ Higgins of the CSIRO Plant Industry, writes: Re: "CSIRO scientist's GM letter campaign 'backfires'" (yesterday, item 3). Just to reiterate, I wrote to chefs who signed onto Greenpeace's GM free charter because CSIRO believes it is important to provide the scientific facts around GM to help people make informed decisions about the technology, see CSIRO’s position statement on gene technology. My GM pea research emphasises the effectiveness of case-by-case evaluation of GM plants and the important role science can play in decision-making around the introduction of GM crops.