|UK Secretary of the
Environment, Food & Rural AffairsCaroline Spelman
Photo: UK, Dept. of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Currently parts England from the Midlands and south are either officially in drought or in such high risk of drought that water restrictions are inevitable.
Spelman suggested that the U.K. consider the crop research currently underway in Australia on DT GM rice. In her words, "this technology, if used responsibly, may be one of the tools in terms of food security that we need going forward. ... It could be one of the tools in the tool kit to help us with food security. The key thing is to keep investing in the science base."
For more see: Harvey, Fiona. "Drought may be new norm for UK, says environment secretary," The Guardian, 21 February 2012.