UK experts shed little light on GM crops

The UK government will be no clearer on whether to allow commercialisation of genetically modified (GM) crops following publication on Tuesday of an inconclusive report by the country's Agriculture and environment biotechnology commission (AEBC). The report avoids either supporting or opposing commercialisation. Should commercial planting be allowed, the experts recommended requiring an introductory monitoring phase and creating new liability provisions in law. The government is due to decide whether to allow commercialisation early next year (EED 16/10/03). See AEBC report.

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