Relaxing of rules urged for genetically modified crops

Mar 14, 2014, 5:18 AM EDT
A corn field in Godewaersvelde, northern France is pictured on August 22, 2012.
AFP/File, Philippe Huguen

A new report on genetically modified (GM) crops, commissioned by the prime minister, calls for more U.K. field trials and fewer E.U. restrictions. The Council for Science and Technology (CST) wants "public good" GM varieties to be grown and tested in the UK. It says GM crops should be assessed individually - like pharmaceuticals - taking potential benefits into account.
Background:
Relaxing of rules urged for genetically modified crops [New Scientist]
GM crops: U.K. scientists call for new trials [BBC]
 

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