GM potato trial criticised

Sainsbury's is trialling GM potatoes.
Sainsbury's is trialling GM potatoes.

The three-year programme to develop blight-reisistant GM potatoes at the Sainsbury’s Laboratory has been criticised as a waste of £3million of public money.

The Soil Association’s head of policy Emma Hockridge said there was no market for GM potatoes in the UK and raised fears of their introduction leading to “GM contamination in the supply chain” as a result of potato volunteers.