GM Rides Again on TV too - chance to preview and discuss (4/4/2007)

NOTE: The TV version of GM Rides Again is detailed below, including the chance to preview it and to discuss it online. You can be sure GM proponents will be out in force! Don't forget that the radio version is also tonight on BBC Radio 4 FM 21:00-21:30

NEWSNIGHT - WEDNESDAY 4 APRIL 22:30 BST - BBC TWO ============================================================

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the countryside "GM 2.0" - the second wave of GM crops is here - making vaccines, medicines and industrial oils in their leaves.

Susan Watts reports on tonight's Newsnight about GM crops which are being used to produce insulin. Read about the research and watch a preview of her film here.

Supporters say this time GM crops are a force for good - with promises such as cheap drugs for the developing world. Critics say this round is even riskier than the first - one slip up and we could find a powerful drug in our cornflakes.

Do the benefits outweigh the risks and we should all give "GM 2.0" a chance? Or is "GM 2.0" the same old Monsanto-style GM industry dressed in new clothes?

Let us know what you think.


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