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GM foods can keep grocery bills down

Shopping could be cheaper when buying GM goods

Britons could find that purchasing genetically modified (GM) produce helps to keep grocery bills down, in the wake of one report revealing that the price of food is set to surge.

Commenting on the publication of the government-commissioned Future of Food and Farming report, the Daily Telegraph reports global food prices could rise by as much as 50 per cent by 2050.

And as such increases could reduce the availability of produce worldwide, it was suggested that the use of technology - such as GM - could revolutionise the global food chain and improve yields.

Sir John Beddington, the government's chief science advisor, claimed the world must start to produce more food on less land as part of a process known as 'sustainable intensification'.

It was reported that GM crops could be used in Britain as a way of producing more wheat and potatoes.

Meanwhile, Barbara Gallani, director of food safety and science at the Food and Drink Federation, claimed the use of GM "offers enormous potential" to improve both the quantity and quality of the food supply.

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