Mary Creagh MP, Labour’s Shadow DEFRA Secretary, said:
“Owen Paterson talks about Vitamin deficiency overseas, yet he is considering removing vitamins from the UK's bread. That's no way to convince the public that he has their best interests at heart.
“On GM, we must not ignore the role science can play in promoting human health and reducing our reliance on energy intensive fertilisers and pesticides.
“However, the public rightly wants to know what is in their food and that their food is safe, so transparency in the approvals process and clear labeling is crucial.”