Vicky Ford

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Vicky Ford is a Conservative Party Member of the European Parliament for East of England. She entered the European Parliament in 2009.

Research Funding

In 2012, Ms Ford edited a document on the effects of the new Horizon 2020 EU funding programme on research and industry in the UK: http://www.vickyford.org/downloads/eu-funding-for-research-and-innovation.pdf

She was also involved in negotiations to finalise the Horizon 2020 fund: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/News/Euro-science-cash-deal-will-be-major-boost-for-Cambridge-science-says-MEP-Vicky-Ford-20131202060000.htm

Genetically Modified Crops

In January 2014, Ms Ford posted an article on her blog about genetically modified crops. She wrote "I don’t believe that every genetic alteration should be given a blanket approval - just like you won't give every possible genetic treatment in human medicine a blanket approval", before listing as examples of GMOs we should encourage, "Golden Rice", blight-resistant potatoes, aphid-resistant wheat, tomatoes containing antioxidants (Ed: though the health benefits of eating antioxidants are debatable) and gluten-free wheat.[1]

References

  1. http://vickyford.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/gmo-dont-judge-before-you-know.html

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