Government paves way to secrecy over GM crop locations

Revised EU legislation governing the deliberate release of genetically modified organisms has now been implemented in all of the UK except Northern Ireland. Pushed by the biotechnology and farming industries, the Government has circumvented an apparently unqualified duty to disclose to the public the locations of GM crops. The regulations also weaken existing UK statutory protection for farmers who may suffer economic losses as a result of GM contamination.

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