25 June 1998
Legal row over genetic crop trials
AN organic farmer, backed by environmentalists, is to launch a legal action to challenge the Government over trials of genetically-engineered crops.
Lawyers are starting judicial review proceedings over concerns that a research institute is carrying out genetic trials next to the organic farm of Guy Watson in Devon.
Mr Watson fears weedkiller-resistant genetically-engineered maize could contaminate his organic crops.
- Organic farmer may sue over neighbours GM crop, FWi, 7 May
- The Independent 25/06/98 page 4
- Financial Times 25/06/98 page 10 (News Digest)