Twenty-eight Greenpeace volunteers were acquitted today of criminal damage at Norwich Crown Court, Eastern England. The volunteers had gone on trial on September 4th on charges relating to a Greenpeace action at Lyng, Norfolk, in the UK, on 26th July, 1999, where part of an experimental crop of genetically modified (GM) maize was cut down and sealed in bags as part of a campaign to prevent genetic contamination of the environment.