24 February 1999
France plans £145m GM research
THE French government announced yesterday a FFr1.4 billion (£145m) venture between the public and private sectors to carry out research into plant genes.
The venture will be based around a new group, Genoplante, to be based at Evry outside Paris.
The five-year budget will be funded 40% by state-run research bodies and 30% by the private sector.
The remainder of the funding will come from the French ministries of agriculture and education.
- France thinks again about GM food, FWi, 14 December, 1998
- EC acts against French GM moratorium, FWi, 07 October, 1998
- Financial Times 24/02/99 page 2 (News Digest)