Monsanto Co. said it’s leaving Britain due to opposition to genetically modified foods.
Officials at Monsanto — a
multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation and leading
producer of genetically engineered seed — said the company is closing
its wheat growing operation, based in Cambridge, which employed 125
people, and selling off crop-breeding centers in France, Germany and the
Czech Republic, the Daily Mail reported.
Monsanto made its decision public shortly
before the British government’s final announcement on the prospects for
GM food, and after research in Britain found GM farming would have
long-term negative impacts.
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