"Frankenstein foods" a good thing? It"s all great GM lies

'Frankenstein food' a good thing It's all great GM lies | UPDATED: 23:44 GMT, 17 December 2012 There is no doubt that it was a declaration of the Government’s colours on genetically modified farming when Environment Secretary Owen Paterson rounded on critics of GM technology as ‘humbugs’ last week, and insisted GM food should be grown and sold widely in Britain. During the course of his ringing endorsement, he managed to spark outrage and alarm by claiming ‘there isn’t a single piece of meat being served [in a typical London restaurant] where a bullock hasn’t eaten some GM feed’

Starbucks set to pay tax – at last: Coffee giant bows to pressure from angry consumers and MPs

Starbucks set to pay tax – at last: Coffee giant bows to pressure from angry consumers and MPs Global coffee giant attempts to ward off backlash over accounting methodsPaid just 8.6m corporation tax in 14 years, despite 3bn in sales Firm has 'met with taxman to discuss paying more' Starbucks has only posted a profit from UK business once in 15 years | UPDATED: 12:24 GMT, 2 December 2012 Coffee giant Starbucks has bowed to mounting pressure and will start paying tax in the UK. The company, which has paid just 8.6million in corporation tax in the UK over 14 years – and none in the last three – is seeking to deflect a consumer boycott and increased taxman scrutiny by voluntarily increasing the amount it pays.