Lords to discuss food security

I see from a parliamentary press release that the Britain’s Lords and Ladies will on Thursday of this week debate the issue of food security. This follows in not so short order from a report on farming and food published a decade ago by a policy commission led by the aptly-named Lord Curry of Kirkharle, who is of course the living patron saint of England’s national dish.

In a more contemporary context, the Noble Lords’ debate follows the recent ignoble trashing of a controlled experiment with genetically-modified wheat designed to repel aphid attacks. This after the scientists involved had pleaded with anti-GM activists to discuss the issue amicably.