UK: Government warned that public consultation on GM essential
The UK government has been warned by the chair of its GM technology watchdog that conflict could erupt in rural communities if it mishandles the decision on whether to allow GM crops to be commercially grown in the UK. The comments by Professor Malcolm Grant, chair of the Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Commission (AEBC), follow recommendations by the Commission (published yesterday) for a public debate on whether GM crops should be allowed to be commercially grown in this country.
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