Monday, July 21, 2003

GM food: almost certainly safe

The UK government's scientific review will, apparently, report that GM foods pose a low risk to humans and are unlikely to produce 'superweeds'. However, the effect on wildlife is uncertain. Since many GM foods are chemically identical to their non-GM equivalents, the conclusion is not particularly surprising. It will be interesting to see if the UK government can hold its nerve and allow GM crop production.

GM crops 'low risk' for humans, BBC News, 21 July 2003

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