Sustainable farming agenda makes no mark on policy for GM crops

Two parliamentary inquiries have revealed that the Government appears set to go against the wishes of two of its environmental advisory bodies by declining to steer the development of genetically modified crops in a direction which would reverse declines in farmland biodiversity and promote more sustainable agriculture. The inquiries have also underlined conflicts in Whitehall about how long a new programme of trials with GM crops should last before they are allowed to be grown commercially - and have pushed the question of legal liability for environmental damage caused by GM crops higher up the agenda.

Sign in to continue

Sign in

Trouble signing in?

Reset password: Click here


Call: 020 8267 8120

Register for
Free Trial

  • 14 day access to subscriber-only content



Prices on request

  • Full access to for 12 months
  • Monthly print issues
  • Clear and accessible guidance on relevant legislation
  • Integration with ENDS Compliance Manager helping you plan ahead and ensure compliance for your organisation
  • Individual or bespoke multi-user packages available

See all benefits