24 May 2000

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Farmer to sue over GM rape?
24 May, 2000
A FARMER who destroyed genetically modified oilseed rape he unwittingly planted has threatened legal action.

Farmers start to plough in GM rape
23 May, 2000
FARMERS are starting to destroy fields of genetically modified oilseed rape planted unknowingly from contaminated seed supplied by Advanta Seeds UK

Anti-GM protestors invade MAFF
23 May, 2000
PROTESTORS have stormed the Ministry of Agriculture in London in protest at the governments handling of the fiasco over GM-contaminated oilseed rape.

Mowlam admits mistake over GM
23 May, 2000
MO MOWLAM has admitted that the government “may have made a mistake” in its handling of the GM contamination blunder.

Brown rejects call to resign over GMs
22 May, 2000
AGRICULTURE minister Nick Brown has rejected calls for his resignation after the governments handling of the furore over GM-contaminated oilseed rape.

GM rape crop may be worthless
19 May, 2000
THOUSANDS of hectares of genetically modified oilseed rape accidentally grown by hundreds of British farmers may be worthless.

Zero tolerance of GM impossible
19 May, 2000
ZERO tolerance of genetically modified material is an impossible standard, claims the company at the centre of the GM contaminated oilseed row.

Rip up contaminated OSR, urge greens
18 May, 2000
CALLS are growing for British farmers to destroy thousands of hectares of GM crops they unwittingly planted after a mistake by a biotechnology company.

Advanta points to tardy regulation
18 May, 2000
GOVERNMENT regulations to minimise genetic contamination of conventional seeds should have been considered sooner, claims the company which mistakenly sold GM seeds to UK farmers.

Biotech company in GM seed fiasco
17 May, 2000
BRITISH farmers have unwittingly planted up to 15,000 hectares of crops from genetically modified seed, the company Advanta Seeds UK has admitted.