06.10.2003 |

UK government rethinks GMO position

The British government, Europe`s most outspoken GMO advocate, is rethinking it`s stance on allowing GM planting after a summer of setbacks. A Cabinet Office report concluded in July that it could detect no benefits for consumers or the country. Days later a group led by the Government`s chief scientist, Sir David King, said it would be impossible to grow modified crops without their genes escaping, raising the possibility of future health risks.</p><p><a href="http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/environment/story.jsp?story=450143">Independent: Government prepares to back down over GM crops</a></p><p><a href="http://www.agbios.com/main.php?action=ShowNewsItem&id=4856">IPS: Britain Set To Seal Future of GM in Europe</a></p><p><a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1053886,00.html">The Guardian: GM crops fail key trials amid environment fear</a>

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