|September 15, 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
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 officials said.
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.