Environmental pressure group Friends of the Earth (FoE) called for a moratorium on the growing of genetically modified (GM) crops following today's [Friday] announcement at the Earth Summit of a World Bank-funded initiative to review the use of GM foods and farming. The process, announced by the World Bank at a press conference in Johannesburg, is chaired by Robert Watson, former chair of the Inter-government Panel on Climate Change and chief scientific advisor to the World Bank, and aims to include views from all sides on the impacts of agricultural science. It is scheduled to meet in Dublin in November.