- By: Helen Barratt
In July, the government of the United Kingdom announced the location of around 30 farm sites that will host a new round of genetically modified crop trials. There was widespread outrage among local residents. The controversy surrounding GM crops has been simmering away for a while. The government insists that such innovations provide the way forward for the human race, while journalists and “rogue” scientists continue to issue dire warnings about the potential effects, not only to delicate ecosystems but also to our health, prompting regular raids by protesters seeking to destroy the trial sites.
Not surprisingly, the subject has provided great fodder for thriller writers. Ken McClures new novel Deception isnt the first to tackle the issue of GM crops; this is a chilling tale about the world of agriculture, the implications of which shouldnt be taken lightly.
In a village outside Edinburgh, a young boy is the victim