03 April 1998
GM trial plots destroyed

A GROUP calling itself Fife Earth First has spent the past two weekends destroying trial plots of genetically modified oilseed rape on a farm near St Andrews. The destruction of the plots was followed by a demonstration against all GMOs.

The rape trials were being conducted by AgrEvo whose development manager, Mike Read, said it was the first trouble the firm had suffered at any of its trial sites.

  • For this and other stories, see Farmers Weekly, 3-9 April, 1998

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