02 June 1998
GMO firms look to gardeners

LIFE science groups which have produced genetically modified commercial crops are thinking of marketing similar products for the home vegetable and fruit garden.

They include Monsanto and the Harris Moran Seed Company.

But there are fears that this could present an ecological threat. The US Department of Agriculture says concern about genes escaping into the environment are legitimate, if exaggerated.

  • Financial Times 02/06/98 page 11