2003, just-food.com: Results from the UK’s
farm-scale trials of genetically modified crops are set
to be released next month, according to agricultural officials.
The long-awaited results will be made available to
the public October 16. Government officials are expected
to use the results as the basis for their decision on
whether or not to allow the commercial growing of GM
crops in the UK, reported Reuters.
"The scientists who carried out the farm-scale
evaluations of the three spring grown crops - maize,
(sugar) beet and oilseed rape - have written up the
results of a series of scientific papers," agriculture
Eight scientific papers, each considering the effects
of GM crops on the environment, are to be passed on
to the government’s GM think-tank, ACRE.
ACRE will then make its recommendations to the government,
but only after ACRE has held two open meetings scheduled
for 27 November and 4 December.