GM plants

Letter in The Guardian, 4 March 2009:

Reading Dick Taverne’s letter in support of GM plants (3 March), I wonder if he has considered the parallel between GM and the banking crisis. The key technology behind GM is patented and will ensure, if it works, a few companies will make a tremendous amount of money and the poor will pay more for their food. If it all goes horribly wrong, the companies responsible will be bailed out and the clean-up costs borne by the public.