‘Daft, half-baked’ green schemes attacked
FARMERS were told to get the government off their farms yesterday and to launch a new effort to ensure the production of GM crops if they want to capitalise on the global opportunities that will be there for the taking over the next 20 years.
Controversial economist Sean Rickard delivered the message as he predicted a “very comfortable future” for the agricultural sector at the annual Farming Scotland conference held in Carnoustie.
The senior lecturer in business economics at the Cranfield School of Business Management told delegates that with the world population rising there would be no let-up in the demand for food.
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