24.08.2003 |

UK: Ministerial inquiry on pressure on critical scientists

Some of Britain`s most senior scientists are being investigated in an inquiry whether opponents of genetically modified food have been bullied to soften their stance.Growing concern that Government-appointed experts have come under pressure from pro-GM peers to toe a bio-tech line has led Tony Blair to appoint Nigel Griffiths, the Minister for small business, to investigate.</p><p><a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/gmdebate/Story/0,2763,1028518,00.html">Guardian Probe into 'bullying' of GM panel scientists</a>

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