117: Genetically Modified Maize given the green light

This briefing is summarized from Mrs Beckett’s statement to Parliament. It gives a summary of the story so far before saying what the decisions are. I have added explanation in italics where necessary. I have also included short reactions from some of the stake holders.

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Defra has decided to allow farmers to grow genetically-modified (GM) maize but will be recommending to the EU that GM sugar beet and oilseed rape are not grown. They have decided that there is no scientific case for ruling out all GM crops; future consideration of GM will be on a case by case basis.

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