The hunt for 2009 vintage frogspawn tops and tails the show and Monty contributes a quick Montycast, but the main feature is a proposal for accepting Genetically Modified crops in a most unlikely setting.
This week's guest is Nuffield Scholar Nicky Cannon:
Nicky Cannon completed her PhD in improving systems of growing wheat under organic conditions and after a short spell working in conventional crop research went back to the organic sector on an EU food links project helping farmers in East Anglia convert to organic production methods. Nicky is currently a lecturer in Crop Sciences at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester and also involved in organic crop research projects. For the last 5 years she has also been advising Defra through the Advisory Committee on Organic Standards (ACOS) Certification Committee on organic certification in the UK. She is a Nuffield Scholar and looked into sustainability in the organic and conventional agriculture sectors. Nicky is married to Adrian who for many years was a conventional farm manager and now lives in Dorset with their 3 children.
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