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  • Tuesday, July 26, 2005

    No to GM crops

    According to this article, from today's Guardian, Michael Meacher, the man who was responsible for introducing the testing of GM crops in Britain, has said that he is shocked at research which showed that a related weed had picked up herbicide resistance, scientists have claimed that would not happen:

    The discovery raises fears that herbicide-resistant superweeds could develop in the British countryside if GM crops were grown commercially. "I remember being reassured on this issue when I was minister. Now we discover that charlock, a distant relative of GM oil-seed rape, has acquired resistance to herbicide," he said. "It means we just cannot afford to take the risk that GM crops will not cross-contaminate wild plants in unpredictable and unforeseeable ways.
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