Sound science has its say on GM crops and biodiversity

The results of the four-year farm-scale evaluations (FSEs) comparing the biodiversity impacts of three conventional and GM herbicide-tolerant crops were published in October - and they were unexpectedly stunning. Confounding the biotechnology industry's assertions, they found consistent damage to arable flora and important insect populations from herbicide spraying regimes used with two of the GM crops - effects which would compound the depletion of farmland wildlife caused by conventional cropping over the past 50 years and run up against the Government's commitments on biodiversity.

Sign in to continue

Sign in

Trouble signing in?

Reset password: Click here

Email: report@ends.co.uk

Call: 020 8267 8120

Register for
Free Trial

  • 14 day access to subscriber-only content

Register

Subscribe

Prices on request

  • Full access to endsreport.com 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