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Government to name new GM sites

16 August 1999

Government to name new GM sites

THE government is expected to announce details of four new test sites for genetically modified crops today…more…

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Government to name new GM sites

16 August 1999
Government to name new GM sites

By FWi staff

THE government is expected to announce details of four new test sites for genetically modified crops today (Monday).

The new sites will host oilseed rape and maize trials and will be planted this autumn. There are expected to be a total of 75 trial sites by next year.

The new sites will be near Market Rasen and Glentham in Lincolnshire, Bingham in Nottinghamshire and Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

The government has pledged to be open and honest about the locations of the new sites, but many farmers fear protest actions similar to the Greenpeace attack in Norfolk recently.

Besides which, a number of non-GM sites have been ripped up this summer by activists mistaking them for GM crops, adding to calls for extra site security.

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