13 July 1999
Activists destroy GM trees

ENVIRONMENTAL protestors have cut down a trial of genetically-modified trees belonging to Zeneca Plant Sciences at Jealotts Hill, Bracknell.

The trees had been specially engineered for paper-making and contained less lignin than normal trees so less chlorine would be needed in the bleaching process.

  • The Independent 13/07/99 page 9
  • Financial Times 13/07/99 page 12 (News Digest)
  • The Guardian 13/07/99 page 3
  • The Daily Telegraph 13/07/99 page 4