11 March 1999
Government caught out over GM stance

THE government puts itself into an embarrassing situation today when it votes against genetically modified (GM) cattle feed being grown in Europe, reports The Herald.

It is voting against the feed despite the fact that meat from animals fed with it has been available in the UK for two years.

British representatives at the European Commission have been advised to vote against an application by biotechnology company Monsanto, due to be heard at the environment council meeting in Brussels, to allow commercial crops of GM cotton to be grown in Europe for cattle feed.