GM Camelina
Scientists have received the go-ahead to grow a field trial of genetically modified (GM) Camelina oilseed plants. The trial will test whether GM Camelina sativa plants can make significant quantities of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and astaxanthin under field conditions. Rothamsted Research applied to Defra earlier this year for permission to carry out the GM field trial in 2016 and 2017 at its farm at Harpenden, Hertfordshire. See also: Scientists hail success of fish oil GM plant trial Rothamsted […]
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