UK field trials of GM crops enter final year

The UK government's three-year research programme into the environmental impacts of genetically-modified (GM) crops is entering its final year, with announcement today of spring planting arrangements for GM oilseed rape and beets. The public will be notified of the location of the open-field trial sites at least six weeks prior to planting, the government promised. It reiterated that commercial growing of GM varieties will only be allowed if the research shows "no unacceptable effects on the environment," particularly biodiversity (EED 05/11/99). See press releases for England and Wales and Scotland.

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